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).

MATCH INFO 

Atlanta 1, Tulsa 3

ONEOK Field

Tulsa, OK

STATS

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

SCORING SUMMARY

TUL – Matthew Sheldon (Modou Jadama) 14’

ATL – Machop Chol 18’

TUL – Lebo Moloto (Dario Suárez) 30’

TUL – Lebo Moloto 34’ 

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

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

OFFICIALS

Laura Rodriguez, (referee), Kevin Lock, (assistant), Truman Berghall, (assistant), Jose Lara, (fourth official)

TEAM NOTES

  • 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.

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