Atlanta United lost 1-0 to FC Cincinnati in its second match of the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports.
Atlanta United went down to 10 men in the 26th minute when Jake Mulraney was sent off for his second yellow card of the match. In first half-stoppage time Pity Martínez put his free kick effort on target to force a save from FC Cincinnati goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton. Edgar Castillo had another opportunity with a left-footed strike from inside the box that Tyton parried away for his second save. Ezequiel Barco drew a penalty just before halftime, however referee Victor Rivas went to VAR to rule that an Atlanta player started the play in an offsides position. Frankie Amaya scored the game’s only goal in the 76th minute, receiving a pass from Adrien Regattin and curling a long-range shot past a diving Brad Guzan. JJ Williams was also shown a red card in second-half stoppage time.
Atlanta is now 0-2-0 (0 points) in the MLS is Back Tournament.
Group E – Eastern Conference
1 – Columbus Crew SC – 6 pts
2 – New York Red Bulls – 3 pts
3 – FC Cincinnati – 3 pts
4 – Atlanta United FC – 0 pts
Atlanta United’s Final Group Stage Match:
7/21 – Columbus Crew SC – 8:00 p.m. EST – TUDN
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The Group Stage presented by Heineken will consist of 16 consecutive days of games with each MLS club playing three matches against teams within their drawn groups. All group stage match results will count in the 2020 MLS regular season standings, as well as toward qualification to the MLS is Back Tournament Knockout Stage presented by Audi. The tournament champion will earn a spot in the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.
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