Atlanta United fell 1-0 to New York Red Bulls Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Marcelino Moreno started in his MLS debut and played 61 minutes before being substituted by Adam Jahn.
Atlanta controlled 61% of possession in the first half, out-shooting New York five to one, however was unable to capitalize on its chances created. The team’s best opportunity of the first half came after a corner kick in the 39th minute. A long corner kick found its way to Brooks Lennon, who played the ball to Jake Mulraney at the top of the 18-yard box. Mulraney’s low shot was deflected by Daniel Royer and off the crossbar to keep the match scoreless heading into halftime.
New York scored the game’s only goal the 47th minute. A Sean Davis corner kick was headed away by Jeff Larentowicz but fell directly to Caden Clark at the top of the 18-yard box and the 17-year-old hit a right-footed volley into the lower-right corner of the goal.
Atlanta continued to try to find an equalizer into stoppage time, however a strike from Jon Gallagher was deflected wide of the goal by goalkeeper Ryan Meara.
Atlanta United (5-9-3, 18 points) returns to action Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Inter Miami CF (8:00 p.m., FOX Sports Southeast, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).
Atlanta United 0, New York Red Bulls 1
Shots: 8-5 Atlanta
Shots on Target: 2-1 New York
Corner kicks: 7-1 Atlanta
Fouls committed: 13-12 New York
Clearances: 19-8 New York
Possession: 80-75 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 80-75 Atlanta
NYRB – Caden Clark 47’
NYRB – Sean Davis 52’ (yellow)
ATL – Jake Mulraney 66’ (yellow)
NYRB– Tim Parker 90+4’ (yellow)
ATL – Emerson Hyndman 90+5’ (yellow)
ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Brad Guzan; George Bello, Anton Walkes, Franco Escobar, Brooks Lennon; Jeff Larentowicz © (Manuel Castro 84’), Emerson Hyndman, Marcelino Moreno (Adam Jahn 61’); Jake Mulraney (Laurence Wyke 70’), Jon Gallagher, Jurgen Damm (Mo Adams 70’)
Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Eric Remedi, Fernando Meza, Tyler Wolff, George Campbell
NEW YORK RED BULLS STARTING LINEUP
Ryan Meara; Amro Tarek, Kyle Duncan, Jason Pendant, Tim Parker; Sean Davis (Dru Yearwood 77’), Caden Christopher Clark (Jared Stroud 66’), Daniel Royer, Marc Rzatkowski (Sean Nealis 83’), Samuel Tetteh (Florian Valot 67’), Tom Barlow (Brian White 83’)
Substitutes not used: David Jensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Mandela Egbo, Christopher Lema
Jair Marrufo, (referee), Brian Poeschel (assistant), Ian McKay (assistant), Sergii Demianchuk (fourth), Alan Kelly (VAR).
- Marcelino Moreno made his Atlanta United debut.
- Jeff Larentowicz made his 433rd MLS Regular Season appearance, second all-time by a field player in MLS history behind Kyle Beckerman (493).
- Larentowicz also started his 394th MLS Regular Season match, third all-time by a field player behind Kyle Beckerman (459) and Chad Marshall (404).