ATL UTD 2 Falls 3-1 against New York Red Bulls II
KENNESAW, Ga. - Atlanta United 2 lost 3-1 Friday night against New York Red Bulls II. Dylan Castanheira made an ATL UTD 2 single-match record nine saves while Brandon Vazquez scored his second goal of the year in his third appearance for ATL UTD 2.
Atlanta produced several threatening chances in the first half, but it was New York who broke through in the 44th minute. Jeciel Cedeno received a pass on the right side as Edgardo Rito made an overlapping run. Cedeno played Rito into the box where he scored with a low shot to the near post.
Red Bulls II doubled its lead in the 47th minute when Christopher Lema played Sebastian Elney into the box where he finished with a low shot into the bottom right corner.
Atlanta made a trio of attacking substitutions in the second half and cut the deficit in the 66th minute. Andrew Carleton received a pass near midfield and ran towards goal but was immediately dispossessed. Patrick Okonkwo gathered the loose ball and played a pin-point through ball to Vazquez behind New York's backline. In his first appearance in more than two months after being sidelined with a knee injury, Vazquez curled a shot into the bottom right corner.
Red Bulls II extended its lead back to two goals after Kyle Zajec scored from a set piece. Lema took a free kick from the right wing that Zajec redirected into the top-left corner.
ATL UTD 2 (3-6-4, 13 points) returns to action Saturday, June 15 against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at 7:30 p.m. EST at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Atlanta 1, New York 3
Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Shots: 25-11 New York
Shots on Target: 12-5 New York
Corner kicks: 9-3 New York
Fouls committed: 13-7 Atlanta
Saves: 9-4 Atlanta
Offside: 2-2 Tied
Possession: 56-44 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 73-62 Atlanta
NY - Edgardo Rito 44' (Jeciel Cedeno)
NY - Sebastian Elney 47' (Christopher Lema)
ATL - Brandon Vazquez 66' (Patrick Okonkwo)
NY - Zyle Zajec 76' (Christopher Lema)
ATL - Jack Metcalf (yellow) 5'
NY - Jean-Christophe Koffi (yellow) 12'
ATL - Wesly Decas (yellow) 42'
ATL - Jon Gallagher (yellow) 83'
ATL - Andrew Carleton (yellow) 84'
ATLANTA UNITED 2 STARTING LINEUP
Dylan Castanheira; Jack Metcalf ©, Wesly Decas, George Campbell, Jon Gallagher; Will Vint, Laurent Kissiedou (Patrick Okonkwo - 61'), Andrew Carleton; Luiz Fernando, Gordon Wild (Jackson Conway - 61'), Romario Williams (Brandon Vazquez - 62').
Substitutes not used: Marzuq Puckerin, Kevin Barajas, Kendall Edwards, Jose Hernandez.
NEW YORK RED BULLS II STARTING LINEUP
Evan Louro: Janos Loebe, Preston Kilwien, Rece Buckmaster (Conner Maurer - 53'), Edgardo Rito; Christopher Lema (c), Kyle Zajec, Jean-Christophe Koffi (Bryce Lebel - 90'); Jared Stroud, Sebastian Elney, Jeciel Cedeno (Salvatore Esposito - 69').
Substitutes not used: Jared Juleau, Miguel Silva.
Alejandro Mariscal (referee), Dallas Rosier (assistant), Ryan Starr (assistant), Jacob Alwes (fourth).
After missing more than two months due to a knee inury, Brandon Vazquez made his third appearance of the season and scored his second goal
Patrick Okonkwo recorded his first assist with ATL UTD 2
Dylan Castanheira made an ATL UTD 2 single-match record nine saves
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