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ATL UTD 2 Draws 1-1 at Bethlehem Steel FC

May 12, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Atlanta United 2 News Release

CHESTER, Pennsylvania - Atlanta United 2 played to a 1-1 draw with Bethlehem Steel FC Sunday night at Talen Energy Stadium. Laurence Wyke scored his first professional goal while team captain Jack Metcalf registered his first assist of the year.

Atlanta opened the scoring in the 11th minute from a corner kick. Metcalf delivered an in-swinging ball to the near post where Wyke headed it across the goal into the top-right corner.

ATL UTD 2 nearly doubled its lead when Yosef Samuel drew a penalty in the 55th minute. Samuel stepped to the penalty spot in the 57th minute, however his shot struck the left post, bounced off Bethlehem goalkeeper Tomás Romero's back and was ultimately cleared away by a Steel FC defender.

Bethlehem equalized in the 64th minute through Jamoi Topey. After winning a free kick on the right side, Matt Real delivered a ball to the back post where Topey finished with the outside of his right foot.

Atlanta produced a number of close chances to net the game-winning goal. Laurent Kissiedou had a header miss just over the crossbar in the 67th minute, while Romero came up with a diving save to deny Alessandro Castro's shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 77th minute. Luiz Fernando was played in on goal by Castro in the 88th minute, but Romero rushed out and tipped the Brazilian's shot away from danger to preserve the draw.

ATL UTD 2 (3-5-2, 11 points) returns to action Sunday, May 19 against Swope Park Rangers at 5:00 p.m. EST at Children's Mercy Park. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.

STATS

Shots: 18-9 Atlanta

Shots on Target: 6-4 Atlanta

Corner kicks: 10-1 Atlanta

Fouls committed: 18-12 Atlanta

Saves: 5-3 Bethlehem

Offside: 3-0 Bethlehem

Possession: 63-37 Atlanta

Passing Accuracy: 82-72 Atlanta

SCORING SUMMARY

ATL - Laurence Wyke (Jack Metcalf) 11' [HIGHLIGHT]

BST - Jamoi Topey (Matt Real) 64'

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

BST - James Chambers 20' (yellow)

ATL - Anderson Asiedu 59' (yellow)

ATL - Jose Hernandez 72' (yellow)

ATL - Will Vint 81' (yellow)

BST - Wálter Cortés 83' (yellow)

ATL - Laurence Wyke 90' (yellow)

ATLANTA UNITED 2 STARTING LINEUP

Dylan Castanheira; Mikey Ambrose (Will Vint - 45'), Tyler Ruthven, Laurence Wyke, Jack Metcalf ©; Luiz Fernando, Jose Hernandez, Anderson Asiedu, Laurent Kissiedou; Jackson Conway (Patrick Okonkwo - 74'), Yosef Samuel (Alessandro Castro - 65').

Substitutes not used: Marzuq Puckerin, Kevin Barajas, Bienvenue Kanakimana, Kendall Edwards.

BETHLEHEM STEEL FC STARTING LINEUP

Tomás Romero; Matt Real, Benjamin Ofeimu, Jamoi Topey, Olivier Mbaizo; Chavany Willis, James Chambers, Steve Kingue (Wálter Cortés - 60), Michee Ngalina; Shanyder Borgelin (Anges Bohui - 60'), Faris Pemi Moumbagna.

Substitutes not used: Yomi Scintu, Nathan Harriel, Kristopher Shakes.

ATTENDANCE

222

OFFICIALS

Lorant Varga (referee), CJ Morgante (assistant), Ryan Graves (assistant), Joshua Encarnacion (fourth).

TEAM NOTES

Laurence Wyke scored his first professional goal

Jack Metcalf registered his first assist of the season

Yosef Samuel made his first start of the season


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