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Atlanta United Falls 2-1 to New England Revolution

October 1, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Atlanta United fell 2-1 to New England Revolution Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. Josef Martínez scored a second half equalizer, but it wasn't enough to get a result in its last road match of the season.

After hitting the woodwork once in the 12th minute and again in the 16th, New England was awarded a penalty by referee Armando Villareal in the 31st minute after Giacomo Vrioni was brought down in the Atlanta box. The Albanian international stepped up to take the spot kick and tucked his shot to Raúl Gudiño's left for his first MLS goal.

After nearly 50 minutes of trying to find a response, it came in extravagant fashion through Martínez. Marcelino Moreno found Brooks Lennon in space on the right edge of the New England penalty area. The cross came in from Lennon, which the Venezuelan hit sweetly on a bicycle kick past Djordje Petrovic for his ninth goal of the MLS season.

Gustavo Bou and the Revolution answered back quickly in the 85th minute. Carles Gil found the Argentine isolated with a pass toward the back post. Bou took a touch before passing the ball into the back of the net.

Atlanta (10-13-10, 40 points) returns to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia for the final match of the regular season against New York City FC on Decision Day, Sunday, Oct. 9 (3:30 p.m., TBD, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).


New England Revolution 2, Atlanta United 1

Gillette Stadium

Foxborough, Massachusetts


Shots: 19-16 Atlanta

Shots on target: 5-4 New England

Corner kicks: 6-5 Atlanta

Fouls committed: 9-8 Atlanta

Offside: 1-0 Atlanta

Possession: 62-38 Atlanta

Passing accuracy: 88-82 Atlanta


NER - Giacomo Vrioni 32' (penalty)

ATL - Josef Martínez 81' (Brooks Lennon, Marcelino Moreno)

NER - Gustavo Bou 85' (Carles Gil, Dylan Borrero)


ATL - Santiago Sosa 5' (yellow)

NER - Nacho Gil 22' (yellow)

NER - Tommy McNamara 43' (yellow)

ATL - Andrew Gutman 45+1 (yellow)


Raúl Gudiño; Ronald Hernández (Edwin Mosquera - 56'), Juanjo Purata, Alan Franco ©, Andrew Gutman; Santiago Sosa (Marcelino Moreno - 76'), Amar Sejdic (Matheus Rossetto - 55'), Thiago Almada; Brooks Lennon, Ronaldo Cisneros (Josef Martínez - 54'), Luiz Araújo (Caleb Wiley - 76').

Substitutes not used: Rocco Ríos Novo, George Campbell, Machop Chol, Franco Ibarra.


Djordje Petrovic; Brandon Bye, Andrew Farrell, Henry Kessler, Ryan Spaulding (Christian Makoun - HT); Tommy McNamara, Matt Polster (Wilfrid Kaptoum - 58'); Nacho Gil (Dylan Borrero - 76'), Carles Gil ©, Gustavo Bou (Omar Gonzalez - 87'); Giacomo Vrioni (Justin Rennicks - 76').

Substitutes not used: Earl Edwards Jr., Emmanuel Boateng, Noel Buck, Damian Rivera.


Armando Villareal (referee), Ian Anderson (assistant), Jeffrey Greeson (assistant), Tori Penso (fourth), Fotis Bazakos (VAR), Robert Schaap (AVAR).


Atlanta United out-possessed New England Revolution 62 percent to 38 percent.

Josef Martínez scored on a bicycle kick for his ninth MLS goal of the season.

Brooks Lennon recorded his sixth MLS assist of the season

Marcelino Moreno recorded his eighth MLS assist of the season

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