ATL UTD 2 falls 5-0 to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC -Benitez

ATL UTD 2 falls 5-0 to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

Atlanta United 2 lost 5-0 to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Saturday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.

Pittsburgh opened the scoring in the 4th minute from a corner kick that was headed out of the box by Kevin Barajas. The clearance fell right to Robbie Mertz at the top of the box where the midfielder struck a low shot that took an unfavorable deflection and bounced over a diving Dylan Castanheira, who was positioned well for the low shot.

Riverhounds SC doubled its lead in the 7th minute after Steevan Dos Santos scored off a rebound from a Neco Brett shot which was initially saved by Castanheira. Pittsburgh added its third in the 13th minute when Brett finished with a shot to the bottom left corner.

Pittsburgh added two more goals in the second half. Thomas Vancaeyezeele scored off a corner in the 70th minute while Atlanta conceded an own goal in the 76th.

ATL UTD 2 (3-7-4, 13 points) returns to action Saturday, June 22 against Indy Eleven at 7:00 p.m. EST at Lucas Oil Stadium. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.