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ATLANTA (Sept. 30, 2018) — Atlanta United lost 2-0 to New York Red Bulls Sunday afternoon at Red Bull Arena. With three games remaining in the MLS regular season, Atlanta sits with a one-point lead over Red Bulls at the top of the Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield standings.
Atlanta created its best chance of first half in the 10th minute, as Eric Remedi played a through ball to Miguel Almirón who sprinted behind the defense but had his shot saved by Luis Robles. Red Bulls opened the scoring in the 39th minute, with Daniel Royer converting a penalty kick after Chris McCann was called for handling the ball in the box off a Red Bulls corner.
In the 74th minute, after a cleared Red Bulls corner, Alex Muyl made a run behind the Atlanta defense and played the ball past a charging Brad Guzan and across the face of goal to Tim Parker, who tapped the ball into the net to make it 2-0.
New York was awarded its second penalty of the match in the 85th minute when Eric Remedi was ruled for a hand ball, but Brad Guzan made a diving save to his right to stop Alejandro Romero Gamarra’s penalty attempt. The Atlanta attack continued to try to find space behind the Red Bulls back line, and in the 90th minute, the two second-half substitutes combined when Ezequiel Barco played Brandon Vazquez through but his shot was saved by Robles.
Atlanta United (19-6-6, 63 points) returns to action Saturday, Oct. 6 when it hosts New England Revolution at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (3:30 p.m., Univision, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game).
Atlanta United 0, New York Red Bulls 2
Red Bull Arena
Harrison, New Jersey
Shots: 11-9 NYRB
Shots on Target: 4-2 NYRB
Corner kicks: 7-4 NYRB
Fouls committed: 17-13 NYRB
Clearances: 19-10 Atlanta
Offside: 6-2 NYRB
Possession: 55-45 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 75-71 Atlanta
NYRB – Daniel Royer (Penalty) 39’
NYRB–Tim Parker 74’ (Alex Muyl, Marc Rzatkowski)
ATL – Chris McCann (yellow) 38’
ATL– Julian Gressel (yellow) 43’
NYRB– Tim Parker (yellow) 45+1’
ATL– Michael Parkhurst (yellow) 79’
NYRB– Andreas Ivan (yellow) 88’
NYRB–Derrick Etienne (yellow) 90+2’
ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Brad Guzan; Chris McCann, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Michael Parkhurst ©, Julian Gressel ; Jeff Larentowicz,, Eric Remedi, Darlington Nagbe (Ezequiel Barco 68’); Tito Villalba, Miguel Almirón, Josef Martinez (Brandon Vazquez 76’)
Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, George Bello, Kevin Kratz, Andrew Carleton, Franco Escobar,
NEW YORK RED BULLS STARTING LINEUP
Luis Robles; Kemar Lawrence, Tim Parker, Aaron Long, Michael Murillo; Sean Davis, Alex Muyl (Derrick Etienne 79’), Alejandro Romero Gamarra, Marc Rzatkowski, Daniel Royer (Andreas Ivan 80’); Brian White
Substitutes not used: Fidel Escobar, Anatole Bertrand-Abang, Ryan Meara, Connor Lade, Cristian Casseres Jr,
Robert Sibiga (referee), Ian Anderson (assistant), Corey Parker (assistant), Jair Marrufo (fourth), Younes Marrakchis (VAR).
- Jeff Larentowicz appeared in his 388th career game, good for fourth place all-time in MLS history by a field player.
- Larentowicz also started his 369th career MLS game, also ranking in fourth place in MLS history by a field player.
- Atlanta was held scoreless for just the third time this season (at Houston, vs. SKC)