TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 20, 2021) – Atlanta United 2 dropped its 2021 season finale 4-0 at FC Tulsa on Wednesday night. ATL UTD 2 concludes the season with an 8-14-10 mark in the USL Championship Central Division.
FC Tulsa came out on the attack from the opening whistle and scored the game’s first goal in the 17th minute when Rodrigo da Costa finished a pass from Joaqin Rivas from the center of the box. Tulsa continued to press forward and was rewarded with two more goals in quick succession. Jason Johnson scored in the 21st minute, while Kevin Garcia netted a header off a Rivas corner kick in the 23rd minute to make it 3-0 for the home side.
Despite having the possession edge 60-40, ATL UTD 2 wasn’t able to capitalize before halftime. At the break, head coach Jack Collison made three changes and Atlanta’s attack began to create some more opportunities. Darwin Matheus had a couple of opportunities in the early minutes of the second half but wasn’t able to find the back of the net.
Amadou Macky Diop had another opportunity late on in the 86th minute when a header from close range went over the bar. Tulsa completed the scoring in stoppage time through Lucas Coutinho who finished a counterattack for the final score of 4-0 in favor of FC Tulsa.
Atlanta 0, Tulsa 4
Shots: 16-9 Tulsa
Shots on Target: 10-1 Tulsa
Corner kicks: 8-7 Atlanta
Fouls committed: 13-11 Atlanta
Offside: 1-0 Tulsa
Possession: 67-33 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 86-74 Atlanta
TUL – Da Costa 17’ (Rivas
TUL – Johnson 21’
TUL – Garcia 23’ (Rivas)
TUL – Coutinho 90+1’ (Da Costa)
ATL – Washington 31’ (yellow)
TUL – Marlon 35’ (yellow)
TUL – Wormell 71’ (yellow)
ATL – Cobb 84’ (yellow)
ATL – McFadden 84’ (yellow)
ATL UTD 2 STARTING LINEUP
Rocco Ríos Novo; Caleb Wiley, Aiden McFadden, Noah Cobb, Bryce Washington (Kamden Fewo – HT), Ajani Fortune (Brendan Lambe – HT); Abdoulaye Diop, David Mejia (Amadou Macky Diop – HT), Robbie Mertz ©; Phillip Goodrum (Connor Stanley – 65’) Darwin Matheus (Matias Benitez – 75’).
Substitutes not used: Vicente Reyes, Josh Bauer.
FC TULSA STARTING LINEUP
Austin Wormell; Bradley Bourgeois ©, Johnny Fenwick, Avionne Flanagan (Matthew Sheldon – 32’), Kevin Garcia; Lebo Meloto (Ciaran Winters – 62’), Marlon (Lucas Coutinho – 62’), Kembo Kibato (Victor Milke – 51’), Joaquin Rivas; Rodrigo da Costa, Jason Johnson (Solomon Kwambe – 51’).
Substitutes not used: Raphael Ayagwa, Daniel Gagliardi.
Mark Allatin (referee), Nicholas Balcer (assistant), Eric Wood (assistant), Jay Norris (fourth official)
ABOUT ATL UTD 2
ATL UTD 2 is owned and operated by AMB Sports & Entertainment and is the United Soccer League (USL) affiliate of Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. ATL UTD 2 joined USL for its expansion 2018 season and plays its home matches at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia.