Match Preview: ATL UTD 2 vs Bethlehem Steel FC
ATLANTA - Atlanta United 2 hosts Bethlehem Steel FC Wednesday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in the team's final home game of the year. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and can be seen live on ESPN+.
Wednesday, Oct. 9 | Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia | 7:30 p.m. (EST)
ATL UTD 2 (8-16-8, 32 points) vs. Bethlehem Steel FC (8-17-6, 30 points)
Talent: Jon Nelson (play-by-play) and Jason Longshore (analyst)
ATL UTD 2 hosts Bethlehem Steel FC for the team's home finale of the 2019 season. Both sides played to a 1-1 draw earlier this year on May 12 at Talen Energy Stadium. Laurence Wyke scored his first professional goal in the first half while Jamoi Topey equalized for Bethlehem in the second half. Both teams present a 1-1-1 record after three all-time meetings. This marks Steel FC's second trip to Georgia as ATL UTD 2 won 2-1 last season July 11 at Coolray Field.
Atlanta drew 1-1 against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Highmark Stadium. After Pittsburgh's Neco Brett scored a penalty moments before halftime, Wesly Decas headed in the equalizer in the 87th minute for his first professional goal. The draw extended ATL UTD 2's unbeaten streak to six matches, the best run in team history.
Bethlehem fell 2-1 to Charlotte Independence last Sunday, Oct. 6 at Talen Energy Stadium. Aaron Maund put the Independence up 1-0 in the sixth minute, but Faris Pemi Moumbagna scored a penalty in the 14th minute to level the score. Charlotte's Alex Martinez was shown a straight red card in the 31st minute for violent conduct and forced the visitors to play the remainder of the match down a man. However, Hugh Roberts headed in a free kick in the 67th minute to give the Independence the win.
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