Atlanta United Draws 2-2 vs. Philadelphia Union
ATLANTA - Atlanta United drew 2-2 against Philadelphia Union Sunday in front of 42,523 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A pair of second-half goals helped Atlanta extend its unbeaten streak to five matches. Anton Walkes scored his first goal of the season while Homegrown Jackson Conway made his MLS debut.
After a scoreless first half, Atlanta grabbed the lead in the 58th minute off a corner kick. From the left side, Brooks Lennon delivered the ball to the near post where Miles Robinson flicked on a header that came off Philadelphia Union forward Kacper Przybylko and into the net for an own goal. Atlanta doubled its lead in the 83rd minute through Walkes. Lennon sent in a corner kick from the left side that was cleared out of the box but collected by Ezequiel Barco and recycled back to Lennon on the left. Lennon again crossed the ball to the center of the box for Walkes, who delivered a thunderous header past Andre Blake for a 2-0 lead.
Philadelphia immediately responded off the ensuing kickoff when substitute Corey Burke halved the lead after he tapped in a shot from close range that was initially saved by Brad Guzan. Jakob Glesnes then tied the match when he scored from long distance in the 93rd minute.
Conway nearly regained the lead for Atlanta in the 96th minute. Lennon floated a cross from the right side to the back post where the Homegrown forward headed the ball on frame, but it was right at Blake.
Atlanta (2-1-5, 11 points) returns to action Wednesday, June 23 against New York City FC at Red Bull Arena (7:30 p.m. ET, Bally Sports Southeast, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).
Atlanta United 2, Philadelphia Union 2
Shots: 20-16 Atlanta
Shots on Target: 6-5 Atlanta
Corner kicks: 12-5
Fouls committed: 17-7 Philadelphia
Possession: 57-43 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 84-77 Atlanta
ATL - Kacper Przybylko (own goal) 58' [HIGHLIGHT]
ATL - Anton Walkes (Brooks Lennon, Ezequiel Barco) 83' [HIGHLIGHT]
PHI - Corey Burke 84' [HIGHLIGHT]
PHI - Jakob Glesnes (Jamiro Monteiro) 90+3' [HIGHLIGHT]
PHI - Alejandro Bedoya (yellow) 30'
PHI - Leon Flach (yellow) 41'
PHI - Anthony Fontana (yellow) 53'
PHI - Jakob Glesnes (yellow) 60'
ATL - Erik López (yellow) 76'
PHI - Jamiro Monteiro (yellow) 90'
ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Brad Guzan ©; Brooks Lennon, Anton Walkes, Miles Robinson, George Bello; Franco Ibarra (Alan Franco - 70'), Santiago Sosa; Marcelino Moreno, Erik López (Jake Mulraney - 82'), Ezequiel Barco; Erick Torres (Jackson Conway - 90+1').
Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Tyler Wolff, Mo Adams, Machop Chol, George Campbell, Mikey Ambrose.
PHILADELPHIA UNION STARTING LINEUP
Andre Blake; Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo; Kai Wagner, Jamiro Monteiro, Alejandro Bedoya ©, Anthony Fontana (Jack McGlynn - 69'), Leon Flach (Matt Real - 90+7'); Sergio Santos (Cory Burke - 45'), Kacper Przybylko.
Substitutes not used: Aurélien Collin, Alvas Powell, Joe Bendik, Quinn Sullivan, Paxten Aaronson, Stuart Findlay.
Ted Unkel (referee), Micheal Barwegen (assistant), Adam Garner (assistant), Nima Saghafi (fourth), Malik Badawi (VAR), Jozef Batko (AVAR).
Anton Walkes scored his first goal of the season and his third career goal with ATLUTD. It was his first since 9/13/2017
Ezequiel Barco and Brooks Lennon each registered their first assist in MLS play this season
Jackson Conway made his MLS debut
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