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Atlanta United Falls to Seattle Sounders 2-1

July 14, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Atlanta United FC News Release

SEATTLE, Wash. - Atlanta United fell to Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at CenturyLink Field. Josef Martinez scored his 13th goal of the season to extend his scoring streak to five consecutive league matches, but Harry Shipp's 71st minute goal proved to be the game-winner.

After a scoreless first half, Atlanta appeared to take the lead in the 50th minute when Pity Martinez snuck a ball past Stefan Frei to the far post. However, he was called offside as the play unfolded. Seattle then took the lead in the 58th minute from Raul Ruidiaz. After taking a pass from Cristian Roldan, Ruidiaz dribbled by a defender and then volleyed a ball over Miles Robinson and onto his right foot before beating Brad Guzan to the left corner.

But Atlanta quickly answered as Josef Martinez powerfully headed home an equalizer seven minutes later. Off a corner kick from Pity Martinez, Josef came to the near post unmarked and headed it off the crossbar and in.

Seattle took the lead six minutes later as Shipp capped off a counterattack. After a giveaway in Atlanta's own half, Nicolas Lodeiro played Jordan Morris through along the right flank. Morris then crossed across goal for Shipp, who headed the ball into the right corner.

Atlanta United (9-8-3, 30 points) returns to action when it hosts Houston Dynamo at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday, July 17. (7:30 p.m., FOX Sports South, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game).


Seattle Sounders 2, Atlanta United 1

CenturyLink Field

Seattle, Washington


Shots: 18-12 Seattle

Shots on Target: 6-2 Seattle

Corner kicks: 6-5 Seattle

Fouls committed: 8-8

Clearances: 25-16 Seattle

Offside: 4-0 Atlanta

Possession: 57-43 Seattle

Passing Accuracy: 81-72 Seattle


SEA - Raul Ruidiaz (Cristian Roldan) 58' [HIGHLIGHT]

ATL - Josef Martinez (Pity Martinez) 65' [HIGHLIGHT]

SEA - Harry Shipp (Jordan Morris, Nicolas Lodeiro) 71' [HIGHLIGHT]


ATL - Miles Robinson (yellow) 22'

ATL - Michael Parkhurst (yellow) 41'

ATL - Franco Escobar (yellow) 82'


Brad Guzan ©; Brek Shea (Michael Parkhurst - 7', Brandon Vazquez - 78'), Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Miles Robinson, Franco Escobar; Darlington Nagbe, Eric Remedi (Emerson Hyndman - 67'), Julian Gressel; Justin Meram, Josef Martinez, Pity MartÃ-nez.

Substitutes not used: Brendan Moore, Mikey Ambrose, Dion Pereira, Gordon Wild,


Stefan Frei; Brad Smith, Kim Kee-hee, Roman Torres, Kelvin Leerdam (Saad Abdul-Salaam - 73'); Cristian Roldan, Gustav Svensson; Harry Shipp (Nouhou Tolo - 77'), Nicolas Lodeiro ©, Jordan Morris (Jordy Delem - 87'); Raul Ruidiaz.

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Xavier Arreaga, Justin Dhillon, Danny Leyva.




Robert Sibiga (referee), Nick Uranga (assistant), Eduardo Mariscal (assistant), Joe Dickerson (fourth), Ricardo Salazar (VAR).


Brek Shea was subbed off in the seventh minute after suffering a right knee injury from a tackle in the fifth minute.

Josef Martinez scored his 13th goal of the season. He now has eight goals in his last five MLS matches and nine goals in his last six matches in all competitions.

Martinez has also scored in five consecutive MLS matches and six consecutive matches in all competitions.

Pity Martinez picked up his 5th assist of the season.

Brad Guzan tied a season-high with four saves.

Franco Escobar picked up his eighth caution of the year and will miss the next MLS match against Houston on Wednesday.

The Sounders are now 8-0-2 at home this season.

Goalkeeper Alec Kann didn't travel because of flu-like symptoms.

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