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Atlanta United Draws 2-2 vs. Philadelphia Union

June 20, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release


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).

MATCH INFO

Atlanta United 2, Philadelphia Union 2

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta, Georgia

STATS

Shots: 20-16 Atlanta

Shots on Target: 6-5 Atlanta

Corner kicks: 12-5

Fouls committed: 17-7 Philadelphia

Offside: 1-1

Possession: 57-43 Atlanta

Passing Accuracy: 84-77 Atlanta

SCORING SUMMARY

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]

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

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.

OFFICIALS

Ted Unkel (referee), Micheal Barwegen (assistant), Adam Garner (assistant), Nima Saghafi (fourth), Malik Badawi (VAR), Jozef Batko (AVAR).

ATTENDANCE

42,523

TEAM NOTES

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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