Atlanta United

Atlanta United falls 2-1 to D.C. United


Atlanta United fell 2-1 to D.C. United Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Jon Gallagher scored his fourth goal of the season and Brooks Lennon recorded his third assist.

D.C. United scored the game’s opening goal in the 77th minute from Russell Canouse. Julian Gressel played a free kick from about 30 yards out into the box where Canouse was able to get in front of his defender and head the ball past Brad Guzan.

Atlanta found an equalizer in the 89th minute from Gallagher, as Lennon delivered a pinpoint cross from the right wing and found Gallagher making a run inside the box where he was able to head the ball in for his team-leading fourth goal of the season.

As Atlanta continued to push for a goal, Gelmin Rivas scored the game-winner for D.C. United in stoppage time, receiving the ball alone inside the box and turning to blast a shot into the upper left corner of the goal.

Atlanta United (5-11-4, 19 points) returns to action Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Orlando City SC (7:30 p.m., FS1, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor). 



Atlanta United 1, D.C. United 2

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta, Georgia




Shots: 11-9 Atlanta

Shots on Target: 6-3 Atlanta

Corner kicks: 3-2 DC

Fouls committed: 17-10 Atlanta

Clearances: 23-11 DC

Offside: 2-1 DC

Possession: 55.5-45.5 Atlanta

Passing Accuracy: 86-82 Atlanta


DC – Russell Canouse 77’ (Julian Gressel)

ATL– Jon Gallagher 89’ (Brooks Lennon)

DC – Gelmin Rivas 90+2’ (Kevin Paredes, Joseph Mora)


DC – Yamil Asad 30’ (yellow)

ATL– Ezequiel Barco 39’ (yellow)

DC – Junior Moreno 86’ (yellow)

ATL– Fernando Meza 90+1’ (yellow)


Brad Guzan ©; George Bello (Jake Mulraney 82’), Fernando Meza, Miles Robinson, Brooks Lennon; Mo Adams, Matheus Rossetto (Emerson Hyndman 68’), Marcelino Moreno; Ezequiel Barco, Cubo Torres (Adam Jahn 75’), Jurgen Damm (Jon Gallagher 68’)

Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Edgar Castillo, Jeff Larentowicz, Eric Remedi, Laurence Wyke


Bill Hamid; Chris Odoi-Atsem, Donovan Pines, Joseph Mora; Russell Canouse ©, Junior Moreno, Edson Flores (Yordy Reyna 79’), Yamil Asad, Julian Gressel (Oneil Fisher 87’); Ola Kamara (Gelmin Rivas 68’), Erik Sorga (Kevin Paredes 46’)

Substitutes not used: Chris Seitz, Frederic Brillant, Griffin Yow, Moses Nyeman, Axel Sjoberg,


Armando Villareal, (referee), TJ Zablocki (assistant), Jose Da Silva (assistant), Sergii Demianchuk (fourth), Chris Penso (VAR).


  • Jon Gallagher scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season.
  • Brooks Lennon recorded his third assist of the season, which ties him for the team lead.
  • Marcelino Moreno led Atlanta with three shots on target
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