Atlanta United 2 fell to FC Tulsa 2-1 at ONEOK Field on Saturday night.
Tulsa opened the scoring in the 17th minute after a back-and-forth beginning to the match. Captain Bradley Bourgeois found the run of Rodrigo da Costa with an incisive pass and the Brazilian found the net when his shot from the edge of the penalty area kissed off the inside of the post and in.
After becoming the youngest Atlanta player to score in the 2022 campaign in the team’s last match against Birmingham Legion, 17-year-old Luke Brennan scored in his second-consecutive match in the 37th minute. Ajani Fortune found Raimar with a diagonal pass and the Brazilian used speed and skill to beat his defender on the dribble. Raimar picked out the run of a wide-open Brennan, who found the back of the open net with ease.
Defender Ronald Rodríguez received a second yellow card in the 50th minute for a foul on Darwin Matheus, reducing Tulsa to 10 men.
Brian Brown found the winner for Tulsa in the 79th minute, chesting down a half-cleared ball and scoring with a left-foot shot from the edge of the box.
Atlanta was then reduced to 10 men after Noah Cobb received a second yellow card in the 89th minute.
Vicente Reyes made six saves on the night, including a stop in the 61st minute where the Chilean tipped a J.J. Williams header onto the bar.
ATL UTD 2 (4-13-3, 15 points) travels to Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas to take on San Antonio FC on Saturday, July 16 (9:00 p.m., ESPN+).
Tulsa 2, Atlanta 1
Shots: 20-16 Tulsa
Shots on Target: 8-3 Tulsa
Corner kicks: 5-5
Fouls committed: 13-7 Atlanta
Offsides: 4-0 Atlanta
Possession: 51.1-48.9 Tulsa
Passing Accuracy: 82.1-81.8 Atlanta
TUL – Rodrigo da Costa 25’ (Bradley Bourgeois)
ATL – Luke Brennan 37’ (Raimar)
TUL – Brian Brown 79’ (unassisted)
TUL – Ronaldo Rodriguez 17’ (yellow)
ATL – Nelson Orji 45+2’ (yellow)
TUL – Ronald Rodríguez 51’ (yellow/red)
ATL – Noah Cobb 59’ (yellow)
TUL - Adrián Diz Pe 71’ (yellow)
ATL – Noah Cobb 89’ (yellow/red)
ATL UTD 2 STARTING LINEUP
Vicente Reyes; Toni Tiente, Noah Cobb, Nelson Orji (Bryce Washington – HT); Luke Brennan (David Mejía – 64’), Efrain Morales (Nick Firmino – 64’), Ajani Fortune, Robbie Mertz ©, Raimar; Jackson Conway, Tristan Trager (Darwin Matheus – HT).
Substitutes not used: Justin Garces, Jonantan Villal, Erik Centeno.
FC TULSA STARTING LINEUP
Austin Wormell; Ronald Rodríguez, Johnny Fenwick, Adrián Diz Pe; Bradley Bourgeois ©, Eric Bird, Abuchi Obinwa (Petar Cuic – 61’), Sean McFarlane; Rodrigo da Costa (Lebo Moloto – 77’), J.J. Williams (Brian Brown – 67’), Dario Suárez (Marlon Ramírez – 67’).
Substitutes not used: Dallas Odle, Kembo Kibato, Noah Powder.
Lorenzo Hernandez (referee), Austin Holt (assistant), Mark Novosel (assistant) Brandon Gardner (fourth official)
- Luke Brennan scored his first professional goal
- Raimar registered his third assist of the season