TULSA, Okla. (Aug. 28, 2021) – Atlanta United 2 lost 3-1 to FC Tulsa Saturday night at ONEOK Field. Machop Chol scored his first professional goal and Atlanta’s lone goal.
After a quiet opening to the match, Tulsa opened the scoring in the 14th minute. A free kick was served into the box and bounced over to Matthew Sheldon at the top of the six-yard box, where he hit a volley into the back of the net.
Atlanta quickly responded to level the game in the 18th minute. Darwin Matheus served in a free kick from about 30 yards out. The ball popped out to Phillip Goodrum, who headed it to the bottom left corner of the goal. The goalkeeper made a diving save and tried to parry the ball away, but Chol was there to bury the rebound.
In the 30th minute, Tulsa took the lead again. A long diagonal ball was played to the back post, where Dario Suárez made a sliding effort to play the ball into the near post, where Lebo Moloto finished the one-time shot. Then, Tulsa found its third goal in the 34th minute. Moloto gained possession near the 18-yard box and drove across the top of the box and fired a low-driven shot into the back of the net.
ATL UTD 2 (6-9-7, 25 points) will return to action against Indy Eleven on Sept. 4 at IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium (ESPN+, 7:00 p.m. ET).
Atlanta 1, Tulsa 3
Shots: 15-9 Tulsa
Shots on Target: 6-4 Tulsa
Corner kicks: 7-2 Tulsa
Fouls committed: 15-12 Atlanta
Offside: 3-0 Tulsa
Possession: 60-40 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 78-75 Atlanta
TUL – Matthew Sheldon (Modou Jadama) 14’
ATL – Machop Chol 18’
TUL – Lebo Moloto (Dario Suárez) 30’
TUL – Lebo Moloto 34’
ATL – Bryce Washington (yellow) 50’
TUL – Dario Suárez (yellow) 54’
TUL – Modou Jadama (yellow) 64’
TUL – Matthew Sheldon (yellow) 70’
ATL – Matías Benítez (yellow) 70’
ATL – Amadou Macky Diop (yellow) 73’
ATL – Bradley Kamdem Fewo (yellow) 75’
ATL – Aiden McFadden (yellow) 81’
ATL UTD 2 STARTING LINEUP
Rocco Ríos Novo; Bryce Washington, Bradley Kamdem Fewo ©, Josh Bauer (Aiden McFadden – 45’), Caleb Wiley; Ajani Fortune (Abdoulaye Diop – 45’), Robbie Mertz, Darwin Matheus; Machop Chol (Amadou Macky Diop – 57’), Jackson Conway (Matías Benítez – 66’), Phillip Goodrum (Connor Stanley – 45’)
Substitutes not used: Vincente Reyes, Noah Cobb
FC TULSA STARTING LINEUP
Sean Lewis; Matthew Sheldon, Bradley Bourgeois ©, Jorge Corrales, Modou Jadama; Rodrigo da Costa (Raphael Ayagwa – 90’), Lebo Moloto (Kembo Kibato – 76’), Eric Bird; Jason Johnson (Joaquin Rivas – 70’), Dario Suárez (Kevin Garcia – 76’), Marlon (Johnny Fenwick – 90’)
Substitutes not used: Austin Wormell, Víctor Milke
Laura Rodriguez, (referee), Kevin Lock, (assistant), Truman Berghall, (assistant), Jose Lara, (fourth official)
- Machop Chol scored his first professional goal.
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.