Atlanta United played Inter Miami CF to a 0-0 draw Wednesday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Brad Guzan made three saves to preserve the clean sheet – his second in three matches – while 17-year-old Homegrown Tyler Wolff made his club debut. Ezequiel Barco made his first start since the MLS is Back Tournament and Emerson Hyndman also returned from injury after missing Saturday’s match against Orlando City SC.
After applying pressure throughout the opening minutes, Atlanta’s best chance came in the 11th minute. Emerson Hyndman played Brooks Lennon to the right wing, where Lennon took a pair of touches before unleashing a cross to the far post. Erick Torres, making his first start with the club, was able to get on the end of it, but his left-footed touch went over the bar.
Atlanta continued to own possession throughout the game, finishing with 60 percent, but was unable to find a breakthrough. Guzan made three saves, including one in the second half, and Miles Robinson made a crucial block in the 89th minute to keep the match level.
Atlanta United (3-4-1, 10 points) returns to action Saturday, Sept. 5 against Orlando City SC (8:00 p.m., FOX, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).
Atlanta United 0, Inter Miami CF 0
Shots: 10-5 Inter Miami
Shots on Target: 3-1 Inter Miami
Corner kicks: 5-3 Inter Miami
Fouls committed: 22-17 Inter Miami
Clearances: 19-9 Atlanta
Offside: 2-0 Inter Miami
Possession: 60-40 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 85-77 Atlanta
MCF – Jay Chapman (yellow) 30’
ATL – Anton Walkes (yellow) 41’
MCF – Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (yellow) 53’
ATL – Jake Mulraney (yellow) 87’
ATL – Jürgen Damm (yellow) 90+2’
MCF – Ben Sweat (yellow) 90+2’
ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Brad Guzan ©; Edgar Castillo (George Bello – 83’), Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes, Franco Escobar; Eric Remedi, Emerson Hyndman (Jake Mulraney – 62’), Mattheus Rossetto; Ezequiel Barco (Tyler Wolff – 62’), Erick “Cubo” Torres, Brooks Lennon (Jürgen Damm – 77’).
Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Laurence Wyke, Jon Gallagher, Mo Adams, Adam Jahn,
INTER MIAMI CF STARTING LINEUP
Luis Robles ©; Andres Reyes, Nicolas Figal, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Ben Sweat; Lewis Morgan (Robbie Robinson – 73’), Victor Ulloa, Brek Shea (Matias Pellegrini – 81’), Rodolfo Pizzaro, Jay Chapman (Wil Trapp – 73’); Juan Agudelo
Substitutes not used: John McCarthy, Dylan Nealis, Roman Torres, Mikey Ambrose, Lee Nguyen, Julian Carranza.
Guido Gonzales Jr (referee), Nick Uranga, (assistant), Gjovalin Bori, (assistant), Sergii Demianchuk (fourth), Kevin Terry Jr. (VAR)
- Brad Guzan posted his 32nd clean sheet with Atlanta United in league play, and 56th in his MLS career.
- 17-year-old Homegrown Tyler Wolff made his First Team debut. He had previously played one professional match for Atlanta United 2 on March 8, 2020.
- Anton Walkes had a team-high six clearances.
- Edgar Castillo and Ezequiel Barco had a team-high seven recoveries.
- Barco also had a game-high 35 attempted passes in the opponents half despite only playing 62 minutes.