Atlanta United 2 was defeated 2-0 by Ottawa Fury FC Saturday afternoon at TD Place Stadium. A pair of first half goals from Ottawa put the match out of reach as ATL UTD 2 out-shot its opponent 10-6 but only put two on frame.
“We never quite found our rhythm,” said ATL UTD 2 head coach Scott Donnelly. “We made a few technical mistakes early and found ourselves chasing the game. It was a difficult match, but we will continue to grow as a group and focus on playing with consistency.”
The home side scored in the 26th minute after Carl Haworth’s attempted shot was scuffed
and fell to Steevan Dos Santos, who buried the loose ball to give Fury FC a 1-0 advantage. Haworth later scored from a free kick in the 35th minute to double the lead.
Atlanta nearly pulled a goal back in the 45th minute when Chris Goslin’s free kick was tipped over the bar by Ottawa goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau for a corner. ATL UTD 2 midfielder Kevin Barajas, signed from the club’s American Family Insurance Dream Tryouts, made his club debut when he entered as a second-half substitute.
ATL UTD 2 (1-4-3, 6 points) returns to action Wednesday, May 16 against Toronto FC II at 7:00 p.m. EST at Coolray Field. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Atlanta 0, Ottawa 2
TD Place Stadium
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Shots: 10-6 Atlanta
Corner kicks: 3-3 Tied
Fouls committed: 8-17 Ottawa
Saves: 2-2 Tied
Offside: 0-4 Ottawa
OTT – Steevan Dos Santos (Carl Haworth) 26’
OTT – Carl Haworth 35’
ATL – AJ Cochran (yellow) 10’
ATL – Kendall Edwards (yellow) 34’
ATL – Oliver Shannon (yellow) 53’
OTT – Jamar Dixon (yellow) 63’
OTT – Tony Taylor (yellow) 82’
ATLANTA UNITED 2 STARTING LINEUP
Nico Caraux; Jack Metcalf ©, AJ Cochran (Kevin Barajas – 87’), Kendall Edwards, Shawn Nicklaw; Oliver Shannon, Chris Goslin (Andrew Kendall-Moullin – 70’); Andrew Carleton, Jose Carranza, Laurent Kissiedou (Lagos Kunga – 60’); Jon Gallagher.
Substitutes not used: Russell Shealy, Yosef Samuel.
OTTAWA FURY FC STARTING LINEUP
Maxime Crepeau; Colin Falvey, Thomas Meilleur-Giguère, Eddie Edward, Doneil Henry; Jamar Dixon, Cristian Portilla (Sergio Manesio – 86’), Kevin Oliveira; Carl Haworth ©, Adonijah Reid (Jimmy-Shammar Sanon – 67’), Steevan Dos Santos (Tony Taylor – 72’).
Substitutes not used: Gerardo Bruna, Azake Luboyera, Onua Obasi, David Monsalve.
Yusri Rudolf (referee), Daniel Belleau (assistant), Michael Barwegen (assistant), Carol Anne Chenard (fourth).
- Kevin Barajas made his professional debut when he entered as a substitute in the second half
ABOUT ATL UTD 2
ATL UTD 2 is owned and operated by AMB Sports & Entertainment and is the United Soccer League (USL) affiliate of Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United. ATL UTD 2 joined USL for its expansion 2018 season and plays its home matches at Gwinnett County’s Coolray Field.