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ATL UTD 2 Falls 5-0 to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

June 15, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Atlanta United 2 News Release

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+.

LINE SCORE

Atlanta 0, Pittsburgh 5

Fifth Third Bank Stadium

Kennesaw, Georgia

STATS

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

SCORING SUMMARY

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'

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

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.

ATTENDANCE

2,305

OFFICIALS

Daniel Gutierrez (referee), Walter Heatherly (assistant), Brian Marshall (assistant), Khadime Sabara (fourth).

TEAM NOTES

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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