Atlanta United lost 4-1 against Orlando City SC Wednesday night at Exploria Stadium. Cubo Torres scored his first goal for the club.
Atlanta looked dangerous early when Ezequiel Barco took a free kick that forced a corner in the third minute, which was the first of the team’s 11 first-half shots. Later in the 19th minute, Jürgen Damm received the ball on the right wing, dribbled by Kamal Miller and took a shot on his left foot from the top of the box, but it curled just wide of the left post. Damm led all players with four shots in the first half.
Orlando took the lead in the 29th minute. Ruan sent a cross in from the right side to Daryl Dike in the center of the box where the forward settled the ball and finished to the bottom right corner. Chris Mueller doubled the lead during stoppage time when he scored from a direct free kick.
Orlando scored a third in the 60th minute. Dike dribbled down the right side before squaring a ball for Tesho Akindele, who tapped in the cross from the center of the box.
Torres pulled a goal back in the 87th minute. Marcelino Moreno delivered a corner kick to the center of the box where Torres headed it past Pedro Gallese. However, Orlando restored it’s three-goal lead minutes later when Matheus Aias scored.
Atlanta United (5-12-4, 19 points) returns to action Sunday, Nov. 1 against FC Cincinnati at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (7:00 p.m., FOX Sports Southeast, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).
Atlanta United 1, Orlando City SC 4
Shots: 15-14 Orlando
Shots on Target: 6-3 Orlando
Corner kicks: 9-2 Atlanta
Fouls committed: 18-10 Atlanta
Clearances: 23-5 Orlando
Offside: 1-0 Atlanta
Possession: 54-46 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 89-89
ORL – Daryl Dike 29’ (Ruan)
ORL – Chris Mueller 45+2’
ORL – Tesho Akindele 60’ (Daryl Dike)
ATL – Cubo Torres 87’ (Marcelino Moreno)
ORL – Matheus Aias 90+2’
ATL – Fernando Meza 45+1’ (yellow)
ATL – Eric Remedi 81’ (yellow)
ORL – Benji Michel 88’ (yellow)
ATL – Mo Adams 90+1’ (yellow)
ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Brad Guzan ©; Fernando Meza, George Bello, Anton Walkes (Brooks Lennon – 50’), Laurence Wyke; Matheus Rossetto (Eric Remedi – 76’), Mo Adams; Marcelino Moreno, Jürgen Damm (Jon Gallagher – 72’), Ezequiel Barco (Jake Mulraney – 72’); Adam Jahn (Erick Torres – 72’).
Substitutes not used: George Campbell, Alec Kann, Jeff Larentowicz, Emerson Hyndman.
ORLANDO CITY SC STARTING LINEUP
Pedro Gallese; Antônio Carlos, Kamal Miller, Ruan, Robin Jansson; Joey Dezart (Jhegson Méndez – 68’), Júnior Urso, Chris Mueller (Alexander Alvarado – 79’), Nani © (Benji Michel – 62’); Tesho Akindele (Andrés Perea – 62’), Daryl Dike (Matheus Aias – 78’).
Substitutes not used: Rodrigo Schlegel, Brian Rowe, Kyle Smith, Alex De John.
Alex Chilowicz, (referee), Ian McKay (assistant), Matthew Osterhouse (assistant), Matt Thompson (fourth), Jose Carlos Rivero (VAR).
- Cubo Torres scored his first goal for the club.
- Marcelino Moreno recorded his first assist for the club.