Atlanta United's five-game winning streak snapped at Red Bull Arena
HARRISON, N.J. - Atlanta United fell to New York Red Bulls 1-0 Sunday afternoon in front of 18,495 fans at Red Bull Arena. Playing in its fifth match in 15 days, Atlanta was unable to find an equalizer after allowing a 65th minute goal to Tom Barlow. The goal broke Atlanta's consecutive shutout streak of 520 minutes that finished 8th all-time in MLS history.
"We created chances, but I thought we could have created more because a lot of times, the last pass wasn't the right speed or something like that," Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer said. "I think that's mental exhaustion a little bit and also physical. Hopefully we can do that better on Friday, but still, I'm proud of the team that they want it; that they fought for the last second, and again, it's a pity because if there was a time to get three points out of here, it was today."
The Red Bulls were sent to 10 men in the 35th minute when Tim Parker was sent off for denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity when he tackled Josef Martinez near the edge of the box. Julian Gressel played a ball forward that deflected off Parker and put Martinez a step ahead with only Luis Robles to beat, but Parker pulled down Martinez from behind before the play unfolded.
In the 65th minute, Tom Barlow put New York ahead with his first career MLS goal. Daniel Royer sent in a cross for the 23-year-old forward, who headed it to the far post to snap Atlanta's scoreless streak at 520 minutes.
Atlanta United (6-4-2, 20 points) returns to action Friday, May 24 against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium (9:00 p.m. EST, UniMas, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game).
New York Red Bulls 1, Atlanta United 0
Red Bull Arena
Harrison, New Jersey
Shots: 12-6 Atlanta
Shots on Target: 2-2
Corner kicks: 10-1 Atlanta
Fouls committed: 9-6 New York
Clearances: 36-4 New York
Offside: 2-0 Atlanta
Possession: 67-33 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 81-66 Atlanta
NYRB - Tom Barlow (Daniel Royer, Sean Nealis) 65' [HIGHLIGHT]
NYRB - Tim Parker (red) 35'
ATL - Franco Escobar (yellow) 84'
ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Brad Guzan; Michael Parkhurst © (Brek Shea - 54'), Leandro González Pirez (Romario Williams - 80'), Miles Robinson, Franco Escobar; Darlington Nagbe, Jeff Larentowicz; Tito Villalba, Gonzalo Martinez, Julian Gressel (Dion Pereira - 64'); Josef Martinez.
Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Florentin Pogba, Eric Remedi, Justin Meram.
NEW YORK RED BULLS STARTING LINEUP
Luis Robles ©; Kemar Lawrence, Amro Tarek, Tim Parker, Michael Murillo; Sean Davis, Marc Rzatkowski; Andreas Ivan (Sean Nealis - 40'), Alejandro Romero Gamarra (Alex Muyl - 66'), Daniel Royer; Brian White (Tom Barlow - 55).
Substitutes not used: Ryan Meara, Connor Lade, Omir Fernandez, Cristian Casseres Jr.,
Robert Sibiga (referee), Matthew Nelson (assistant), Claudiu Badea (assistant), Lorant Varga (fourth), Edvin Jurisevic (VAR).
Atlanta's shutout streak ended at 520 consecutive minutes, which ranks 8th place all-time in league history.
Brad Guzan's shutout streak also ended at 520 minutes, which ranks 10th place all-time among individual players in league history.
Jeff Larentowicz appeared in his 402nd career game, good for third place all-time in league history among field players. He's 7 behind Chad Marshall for second place.
Jeff Larentowicz started his 378th career game, also good for third place all-time in league history among field players.
The loss snapped a club-record five game winning streak.
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