Atlanta United 2 lost 2-1 against Memphis 901 FC Wednesday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Jack Metcalf scored his first professional goal while ATL UTD 2 had its three-match home unbeaten streak snapped.
Atlanta was awarded a penalty in the 36th minute after Luiz Fernando drew a foul inside the 18-yard box. Metcalf stepped to the spot and drilled his shot into the right side of the goal for a 1-0 lead and his first professional goal.
Memphis leveled the match in the 79th minute through Adam Najem. Joshua Morton served in a low cross from the right side where Najem was able to take a touch before finishing from close range in the center of the box.
Najem later gave Memphis the lead in the 83rd minute when he buried a rebound after Dan Metzger had his shot saved by Dylan Castanheira.
Atlanta nearly equalized in the first minute of stoppage time when Fernando sent in a cross from the left side. Brandon Vazquez met the ball in the center of the box with a one-time shot, but his attempted flew just wide of the left post.
ATL UTD 2 (5-15-5, 20 points) returns to action Wednesday, Sept. 4 against Birmingham Legion FC at 7:30 p.m. EST at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.