Atlanta United

Greg Garza wins MLS Goal of the Week

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Atlanta United has gone goal-crazy this week, scoring ten in their first two games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Now they've taken top honors league-wide, with Greg Garza winning MLS Goal of the Week.


It's fair to say it was the team chemistry that made this one beautiful, with a clinical passing move falling to the feet of Tito Villalba on the right wing. The Argentine winger's low cross was dangerous, drawing the Dallas defender and goalkeeper toward Josef Martinez's near-post run. But the Venezuelan was crafty, with a genius decision to let the ball past him and into the path of Greg Garza's back post run, who tapped home into the empty net.


Tricky, @JosefMartinez17
@gmgarza4 finishes off the 3rd for #ATLUTDpic.twitter.com/bX9xjclQrC

— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) September 10, 2017


The beautiful team goal made its impression on MLS fans, earning Garza a staggering 70% of the final vote. And that wasn't Atlanta United's only honor of the match, with Miguel Almirón and Leandro González Pirez earning MLS Team of the Week honors for their performances in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium debut.


The icing on the cake

No better way to kick off our @MBStadium journey pic.twitter.com/n3dHw1M525

— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) September 10, 2017


After Wednesday's seven-goal performance against New England, the red, black and gold will be looking to keep that momentum alive on Saturday as they host Orlando CIty in Atlanta. With an eye on the single-match attendance record books, that's a match you won't want to miss – make sure you get your tickets here.

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