ATL UTD 2 Falls 5-0 to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
KENNESAW, Ga. - Atlanta United 2 lost 5-0 to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Saturday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
Pittsburgh opened the scoring in the 4th minute from a corner kick that was headed out of the box by Kevin Barajas. The clearance fell right to Robbie Mertz at the top of the box where the midfielder struck a low shot that took an unfavorable deflection and bounced over a diving Dylan Castanheira, who was positioned well for the low shot.
Riverhounds SC doubled its lead in the 7th minute after Steevan Dos Santos scored off a rebound from a Neco Brett shot which was initially saved by Castanheira. Pittsburgh added its third in the 13th minute when Brett finished with a shot to the bottom left corner.
Pittsburgh added two more goals in the second half. Thomas Vancaeyezeele scored off a corner in the 70th minute while Atlanta conceded an own goal in the 76th.
ATL UTD 2 (3-7-4, 13 points) returns to action Saturday, June 22 against Indy Eleven at 7:00 p.m. EST at Lucas Oil Stadium. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Atlanta 0, Pittsburgh 5
Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Shots: 16-9 Pittsburgh
Shots on Target: 6-2 Pittsburgh
Corner kicks: 6-5 Pittsburgh
Fouls committed: 13-6 Atlanta
Saves: 3-2 Atlanta
Offside: 5-1 Pittsburgh
Possession: 57-43 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 86-82 Atlanta
PIT - Robbie Mertz 4'
PIT - Steevan Dos Santos 7'
PIT - Neco Brett 13' (Steevan Dos Santos)
PIT - Thomas Vancaeyezeele 70'
PIT - Laurence Wyke (own goal) 76'
ATL - Kevin Barajas (yellow) 15'
ATL - Mikey Ambrose (yellow) 78'
ATLANTA UNITED 2 STARTING LINEUP
Dylan Castanheira; Mikey Ambrose, Wesly Decas, Laurence Wyke, Jack Metcalf ©; Kevin Barajas (Chris Goslin - 55'), Jose Hernandez; Laurent Kissiedou (Guillermo Benitez - 66'), Luiz Fernando, Gordon Wild; Patrick Okonkwo (Bienvenue Kanakimana - 66').
Substitutes not used: Paul Christensen, Yosef Samuel.
PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS SC STARTING LINEUP
Kyle Morton; Joseph Greenspan, Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Tobi Adewole, Ryan James, Noah Franke; Kenardo Forbes, Robbie Mertz, Kevin Kerr (Sammy Kahsai - 85'); Neco Brett (Christian Volesky - 74'), Steevan Dos Santos (Anthony Velarde - 74').
Substitutes not used: Mark Forrest, Ben Lundgaard, Uchenna Uzo, Daniel Rovira.
Daniel Gutierrez (referee), Walter Heatherly (assistant), Brian Marshall (assistant), Khadime Sabara (fourth).
Chris Goslin made his first appearance of the season when he checked in as a substitute in the second half
Patrick Okonkwo made his first start of the season
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