ATL UTD 2 Falls 2-1 against Memphis 901 FC
KENNESAW, GA. - Atlanta United 2 lost 2-1 against Memphis 901 FC Wednesday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Jack Metcalf scored his first professional goal while ATL UTD 2 had its three-match home unbeaten streak snapped.
Atlanta was awarded a penalty in the 36th minute after Luiz Fernando drew a foul inside the 18-yard box. Metcalf stepped to the spot and drilled his shot into the right side of the goal for a 1-0 lead and his first professional goal.
Memphis leveled the match in the 79th minute through Adam Najem. Joshua Morton served in a low cross from the right side where Najem was able to take a touch before finishing from close range in the center of the box.
Najem later gave Memphis the lead in the 83rd minute when he buried a rebound after Dan Metzger had his shot saved by Dylan Castanheira.
Atlanta nearly equalized in the first minute of stoppage time when Fernando sent in a cross from the left side. Brandon Vazquez met the ball in the center of the box with a one-time shot, but his attempted flew just wide of the left post.
ATL UTD 2 (5-15-5, 20 points) returns to action Wednesday, Sept. 4 against Birmingham Legion FC at 7:30 p.m. EST at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Atlanta 1, Memphis 2
Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Shots: 15-10 Memphis
Shots on Target: 7-2 Memphis
Corner kicks: 8-2 Memphis
Fouls committed: 10-9 Atlanta
Saves: 5-1 Atlanta
Offside: 3-2 Atlanta
Possession: 65-35 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 91-82 Atlanta
ATL - Jack Metcalf (penalty) 37'
MEM - Adam Najem (Joshua Morton) 79'
MEM - Adam Najem 83'
MEM - Cameron Lindley (yellow) 55'
ATL - Garrison Tubbs (yellow) 71'
ATL - Brandon Vazquez (yellow) 81'
ATLANTA UNITED 2 STARTING LINEUP
Dylan Castanheira; Mikey Ambrose (George Bello - 60'), Garrison Tubbs, Tyler Ruthven, Laurence Wyke; Mo Adams, Jack Metcalf ©, Kevin Kratz (Jackson Conway - 84'), Bienvenue Kanakimana (Will Reilly - 69'); Luiz Fernando, Brandon Vazquez.
Substitutes not used: Paul Christensen, Wesly Decas, Jose Hernandez, Patrick Okonkwo.
MEMPHIS 901 FC STARTING LINEUP
Jeff Caldwell; Wesley Charpie, Marc Burch ©, Joshua Morton, Liam Doyle, Dan Metzger, Marcus Epps, Adam Najem (Leston Paul - 86'), Lagos Kunga (Elliot Collier - 60'), Cameron Lindley, Brandon Allen (Jochen Graf - 89').
Substitutes not used: James George Barkei, Ewan Grandison, Pierre Da Silva, Luca Uccello.
Adam Kilpatrick (referee), Nick Balcer (assistant), Kyle Johnston (assistant), Kyle Whitley (fourth official)
Jack Metcalf scored his first professional goal
Mo Adams made his ATL UTD 2 debut
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