Atlanta United played to a 1-1 draw against Orlando City SC Saturday at Exploria Stadium. Adam Jahn scored his first goal for the club deep into second half stoppage time to split the points.
Each team created chances early and Ezequiel Barco had the game’s first shot on goal in the ninth minute when his direct free kick from 25-yards out was saved by Pedro Gallese. Atlanta had another set piece opportunity in the 21st minute when a corner kick fell to Anton Walkes at the back post, but his attempt missed just wide.
Orlando took the lead in first-half stoppage time. From a corner, Daryl Dike took a shot from the middle of the box, but it was redirected by Benji Michel into the bottom left corner.
Atlanta nearly leveled the match in the first minute of the second half. Brooks Lennon delivered a cross inside the six-yard box from the right side for Erick Torres, but the forward’s header bounced wide of the left post. A minute later, Emerson Hyndman took a shot from distance, but it was hit right at Gallese who parried it away.
Atlanta United continued to push for the equalizer as Barco put a free kick on target in the 63rd minute, and Jahn had a headed attempt saved in the 81st minute.
Atlanta eventually scored the game-tying goal in the second minute of stoppage time. Walkes played Jake Mulraney on the left side where he sent a cross to the middle of the box. Jahn rose above Kamal Miller and delivered a towering header into the bottom left corner to level the match. Mulraney and Walkes both registered their first assist for Atlanta United.
Atlanta United (3-4-2, 11 points) returns to action Wednesday, Sept. 9 against Inter Miami CF (8:00 p.m., FOX Sports South, Sports Radio 92-9 The Game, La Mejor).
Atlanta United 1, Orlando City SC 1
Shots: 15-9 Orlando
Shots on Target: 6-4 Atlanta
Corner kicks: 4-2 Atlanta
Fouls committed: 15-13 Orlando
Clearances: 15-7 Orlando
Offside: 4-2 Orlando
Possession: 56-44 Atlanta
Passing Accuracy: 85-83 Atlanta
ORL – Benji Michel (Daryl Dike) 45+1’
ATL – Adam Jahn (Jake Mulraney, Anton Walkes) 90+2’
ATL – Franco Escobar (yellow) 39’
ATL – Erick Torres (yellow) 41’
ORL – Jhegson Méndez (yellow) 64’
ATL – Jeff Larentowicz (yellow) 70’
ATL – Brooks Lennon (yellow) 78’
ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP
Brad Guzan; Miles Robinson (Jürgen Damm – 56’), Anton Walkes, George Bello (Jon Gallagher – 84’), Franco Escobar; Eric Remedi (Jake Mulraney – 84’), Emerson Hyndman, Jeff Larentowicz ©; Brooks Lennon, Ezequiel Barco (Matheus Rossetto – 71’), Erick Torres (Adam Jahn – 71’).
Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Laurence Wyke, Edgar Castillo, Tyler Wolff, Jon Gallagher.
ORLANDO CITY SC STARTING LINEUP
Pedro Gallese; Ruan, Robin Jansson, Antônio Carlos, Kamal Miller; Oriol Rosell, Chris Mueller (Kyle Smith – 84’), Jhegson Méndez (Júnior Urso – 72’), Mauricio Pereyra © (Nani – 72’); Benji Michel (Tesho Akindele – 72’), Daryl Dike.
Substitutes not used: Andrés Perea, Robinho, Alex De John, Rodrigo Schlegel, Brian Rowe.
Victor Rivas (referee), Eric Weisbrod, (assistant), Jose Da Silva, (assistant), Rubiel Vazquez (fourth), Chris Penso (VAR)
- Adam Jahn scored his first goal for the club
- Jake Mulraney and Anton Walkes each recorded their first assist for Atlanta
- Ezequiel Barco led all players with six fouls won
- Jeff Larentowicz played his 426th MLS Regular Season match, second all-time by a field player in MLS history behind Kyle Beckerman (490).
- Franco Escobar received his fifth yellow card of the season and will be suspended for Atlanta’s next match