Atlanta United 2 hosts Hartford Athletic at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia on Saturday, June 18. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Saturday, June 18 | Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, Georgia | 7:30 p.m. ET
ATL UTD 2 (3-10-1, 10 points) vs. Hartford Athletic (2-8-3, 9 points)
ATL UTD 2 won its match last Saturday against Loudoun United 2-0 thanks to a brace from Raimar. The Brazilian opened the scoring from the penalty spot before burying a finish in stoppage time to ensure that Atlanta was taking home all three points.
Raimar was named the USL Championship Player of the Week on Tuesday, scoring two goals and helping keep a clean sheet in ATL UTD 2’s 2-0 victory against Loudoun United.
The full back has shone on the pitch for ATL UTD 2 since his transfer from Atletico Paranaense, tallying three goals and two assists in six matches since his May 4 debut.
His tremendous play earned him his first minutes of action for the first team, appearing in the American Family Insurance Cup against Pachuca.
Justin Garces made his return to the starting 11 against Loudoun and did so with aplomb, making five saves in his first clean sheet of the season.
The Homegrown goalkeeper has made a team-leading 22 saves on 29 shots for a 75.9 save percentage.
ATL UTD 2 goalkeepers have compiled the fourth-most saves among USL Championship teams, totaling 52 saves between four goalkeepers.
HARTFORD ATHLETIC IN 2022
Hartford Athletic currently sit in 12th place in the USLC’s Eastern Conference, coming off a 1-1 draw against conference leaders Memphis 901 FC.
Juan Carlos Obregón Jr. scored the match’s first goal in the 21st minute, before Phillip Goodrum equalized in the 64th.
In the team’s last meeting against ATL UTD 2 on April 2, Nick Firmino scored two goals against Hartford in a 2-1 win for Atlanta.