Match Preview: ATL UTD 2 vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
ATLANTA - Atlanta United 2 will face Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Saturday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Saturday, June 15 | Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia | 7:30 p.m. (EST)
ATL UTD 2 (3-6-4, 13 points) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (2-2-7, 13 points)
Talent: Jon Nelson (play-by-play) and Jason Longshore (analyst)
ATL UTD 2 returns to action Saturday looking to bounce back after a 3-1 defeat to New York Red Bulls II last Friday, June 7. Despite conceding three goals, Dylan Castanheira made an ATL UTD 2 single-match record nine saves while Brandon Vazquez scored his second goal of the year in his third appearance for ATL UTD 2.
Saturday marks the third meeting all-time between Atlanta and Pittsburgh. The Riverhounds defeated ATL UTD 2 at Highmark Stadium 1-0 in the first match (4/28/18) and both sides tied 1-1 in the return match at Coolray Field (10/10/18).
Pittsburgh is 1-2-3 on the road this season and has not won in its last six outings. Riverhounds SC tied Ottawa Fury 2-2 last Saturday, June 8. The team's two leading scorers Kevin Kerr and Neco Brett each tallied a goal to put Pittsburgh ahead 2-0, but Fury FC responded with two goals in quick succession with a penalty by Wal Fall in the 66th and a long-range strike from Aidan Daniels in the 69th minute.
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