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Atlanta United Draws Nashville SC 1-1

May 18, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
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Atlanta United celebrates Bartosz Slisz's goal
Atlanta United celebrates Bartosz Slisz's goal
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Atlanta United drew Nashville SC 1-1 at Geodis Park on Saturday afternoon. Polish international Bartosz Slisz scored the equalizer, marking his first goal with Atlanta United.

Atlanta's first chance of the match came in the 10th minute through Saba Lobjanidze. After good buildup play on the left wing, Nick Firmino found Caleb Wiley. The Homegrown played a pass to the top of the box where Lobjanidze was open. The Georgian took one touch and fired a left-footed shot just past the far post. A couple moments later, Brad Guzan made his first save of the match on a deflected shot by Jacob Shaffelburg to keep the match scoreless.

In the 34th minute, Daniel Ríos picked up a loose ball in the attacking half and fed Firmino in the center of the pitch 25 yards from goal. The midfielder tried to feed Ríos back with a through ball in behind the Nashville defense, but Ríos' first touch gave Nashville goalkeeper Joe Willis just enough of a chance to close down the angle and gather the ball. A couple minutes later, Nashville's Tyler Boyd found space in transition and played Hany Mukhtar into the box. The German was fouled by an onrushing Brad Guzan and the referee called a penalty. Mukhtar stepped up and converted into the bottom right corner to give the hosts the 1-0 lead at halftime.

The first good opportunity of the second half fell to Nashville when Mukhtar rattled a shot off the post in the 48th minute. Guzan dove to his right as the midfielder struck it from outside the box, but the post kept the match at 1-0. In the 56th minute, Atlanta found the equalizer after its best spell of possession in the match. The 5-Stripes kept the pressure on Nashville's defense and Slisz played a ball to the corner of the box to Tristan Muyumba. The French midfielder squared the ball back to Slisz 19 yards in front of goal and the Polish international side-footed a one-time effort into the bottom right corner past a diving Joe Willis.

Atlanta United (3-6-4, 13 points) returns to action Tuesday, May 21 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup when it travels to face Charleston Battery (7:00 p.m. ET, USsoccer.com, 92.9 The Game) in a Round of 16 matchup. The team's next MLS match is on Saturday, May 25 when they host LAFC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET, MLS Season Pass, 92.9 The Game, La Mejor). All Atlanta United matches are available with an MLS Season Pass subscription, located on the Apple TV app.

Match Summary

Stats

Shots: 11-9 NSH

Shots on target: 5-1 NSH

Corner kicks: 6-1 NSH

Fouls Committed: 14 - 8 ATL

xG: 1.5 - 0.6 NSH

Possession: 53% - 47& ATL

Passing accuracy: 82% - 81% ATL

Scoring

NSH - Hany Mukhtar (PK) 40'

ATL - Bartosz Slisz (Muyumba) 56'

Disciplinary

ATL - Brad Guzan Y 37'

ATL - Stian Gregersen Y 44'

NSH - Sam Surridge Y 45+3'

NSH - Josh Baue Y 90'

Notes

Bartosz Slisz scored his first goal for Atlanta United

Tristan Muyumba notched his first assist of the season.

Attendance: 28,377

ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP

GK: Brad Guzan (c)

D: Brooks Lennon

D: Noah Cobb (Efrain Morales - 72')

D: Stian Gregersen (Luis Abram - 64')

D: Ronald Hernandez (Xande Silva - 65')

M: Bartosz Slisz

M: Tristan Muyumba (Dax McCarty - 84')

M: Nicolas Firmino (Jamal Thiaré - 46')

M: Caleb Wiley

M: Saba Lobjanidze

F: Daniel Ríos

Substitutes not used:

Josh Cohen

Edwin Mosquera

Luke Brennan

Jay Fortune

NASHVILLE SC STARTING LINEUP

GK: Joe Willis

D: Daniel Lovitz

D: Jack Maher

D: Walker Zimmerman (c) (Brent Kallman - 64')

D: Shaq Moore (Josh Bauer - 46')

M: Anibal Godoy (Amar Sejdic - 80')

M: Jacob Shaffelburg

M: Sean Davis (Brian Anunga - 90'+1')

M: Hany Mukhtar

F: Sam Surridge

F: Tyler Boyd (Alex Muyl - 64')

Substitutes not used:

Elliot Panicco

Teal Bunbury

Taylor Washington

OFFICIALS

Drew Fisher (referee), Lyes Arfa (assistant), Mike Nickerson (assistant), Alexis Da Silva (fourth), Chris Penso (VAR), Craig Lowry (AVAR)





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