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Atlanta United 2 fell 4-0 to Louisville City at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia on Wednesday evening.

Louisville opened the scoring in the fifth minute. Manny Perez found Niall McCabe on the left wing with a diagonal pass from the center circle. McCabe chested the ball down before sending a ball in for captain Paolo DelPiccolo, who headed the visitors into the lead.

Atlanta almost equalized in the 28th minute, as Erik Centeno found Darwin Matheus with a cross into Louisville’s six-yard box. Matheus’ header forced a diving save out of Louisville goalkeeper Kyle Morton.

McCabe doubled Louisville’s advantage in the 52nd minute. The Irishman gathered a lay-off pass from Wilson Harris before finding the left side of the net with a 20-yard strike. 

Substitute Jorge Gonzalez scored the third goal for Louisville in the 60th minute. Brian Ownby threaded a through pass into the Atlanta box to find Gonzalez, who chipped his goal over the right foot of an oncoming Vicente Reyes.

Louisville netted the final goal through Napo Matsoso in the 85th minute. Ownby found the run of Matsoso with a cross from the right side, which Matsoso toe-poked into the Atlanta goal from the edge of the six-yard box.

ATL UTD 2 (2-7-0, 6 points) returns to action against Detroit City, visiting Keyworth Stadium on May 21 (7:30 p.m., ESPN+). 

MATCH INFO 

Atlanta 0, Louisville 4

Fifth Third Bank Stadium

Kennesaw, Georgia

STATS

Shots: 21-6 Louisville

Shots on Target: 7-2 Louisville

Corner kicks: 7-2 Louisville

Fouls committed: 12-9 Louisville

Offsides: 2-1 Atlanta

Possession: 55-45 Louisville

Passing Accuracy: 85.7-77 Louisville            

SCORING SUMMARY

LOU – Paolo DelPiccolo 5’ (Niall McCabe)

LOU – Niall McCabe 52’ (Wilson Harris)

LOU – Jorge Gonzalez 60’ (Brian Ownby)

LOU – Napo Matsoso 85’ (Brian Ownby)

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

LOU – Niall McCabe 27’ (yellow) 

LOU – Sean Totsch 36’ (yellow)

ATL – Bryce Washington 81’ (yellow)

ATL – Efrain Morales 87’ (yellow)

ATL UTD 2 STARTING LINEUP

Vicente Reyes; Bryce Washington, Noah Cobb, Nelson Orji, Mikey Ambrose; Nick Firmino (Alan Carleton – 82’), Aiden McFadden, Robbie Mertz © (Efrain Morales – 68’); Darwin Matheus (Jonantan Villal – 68’), Luke Brennan (Raimar – 62’), Erik Centeno.

Substitutes not used: Justin Garces, Grant Howard, Emenike.

LOUISVILLE CITY STARTING LINEUP

Kyle Morton; Manny Perez, Sean Totsch, Josh Wynder, Wes Charpie (Oscar Jimenez – 86’); Niall McCabe (Carlos Moguel – 64’), Tyler Gibson; Brian Ownby, Paolo DelPiccolo © (Napo Matsoso – 63’), Enoch Mushagalusa (Jorge Gonzalez – 46’); Wilson Harris (Corben Bone – 76’).

Substitutes not used: Parker Siegfried, Ian Soler.

OFFICIALS
Kyle Johnston (referee), Kevin Lock (assistant), Zach McWhorter (assistant), Madzid Coric (fourth official)

ATTENDANCE
640

TEAM NOTES

  • Raimar made his ATL UTD 2 debut