Atlanta United 2 lose 5-0 to San Antonio FC
Atlanta United 2 lost 5-0 to San Antonio FC at Toyota Field on Saturday night. Vicente Reyes made a career-high nine saves in the game.
Sam Adeniran opened the scoring for the night, taking a 1-0 lead for San Antonio in the 13th minute. A floating ball from Mohammed Abu was cleared by the Atlanta defense but only to Connor Maloney, whose square pass found Adeniran’s feet. The striker dribbled into the box and opened his hips to find the back of the net with his left foot.
San Antonio found a second goal three minutes later. Santiago Patiño received a pass from PC, turned quickly and fired in a curling effort 20 yards past Reyes.
The hosts were awarded a penalty after Nigel Prince shoved Patiño from behind in the box. The Colombian fired his penalty shot into the roof of the net to make it 3-0.
Adeniran scored his second goal in the 52nd minute, firing a looping header from a diving Reyes after hitting the end of Mohammed Abu’s cross from the left side.
Luke Brennan was close to scoring with his first touch of the game as a substitute in the 57th minute. David Mejía drove to the touchline on the left wing and crossed a ball for the 17-year-old, which the young striker stole towards goal. The shot forced a smart save from goaltender Jordan Farr.
Another penalty was awarded to San Antonio in the 69th minute after Reyes knocked PC down in the box. Justin Dhillon fired his shot over the bar.
Dhillon made up for his missed penalty by scoring the game’s fifth and final goal, burying a left-footed shot from a tight angle in the 88th minute.
ATL UTD 2 (4-15-3, 15 points) travels to Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla. to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday, July 23 (7:30 p.m., ESPN+).
Shots on target: 15-1 San Antonio
Corner kicks: 6-2 San Antonio
Fouls committed: 16-11 San Antonio
Offside: 2-0 San Antonio
Possession: 54.7-45.3 Atlanta
Passing accuracy: 76.8-75 Atlanta
RATING SUMMARYSAFC – Sam Adeniran 13′ (Connor Maloney)
SAFC – Santiago Patiño 16′ (PC)
SAFC – Santiago Patiño 33′ (penalty)
SAFC – Sam Adeniran 52′ (Mohammed Abu)
SAFC – Justin Dhillon 88′ (unassisted)
SAFC – Connor Maloney 20′ (yellow)
ATL – Erik Centeno 58′ (yellow)
SAFC – PC 65′ (yellow)
ATL – Vicente Reyes 69′ (yellow)
ATL UTD 2 STARTING RANGE
Vicente Reyes; Toni Tiente, Nigel Prince, Erik Centeno (Emenike Nwogu – 74′); David Mejía, Efrain Morales, Ajani Fortune ©, Nick Firmino, Darwin Matheus (Jonantan Villal – 74′); Tristan Trager (Luke Brennan – 55′), Jackson Conway (Brendan Lambe – 62′).
Subs not used: Justin Garces.
SAN ANTONIO FC STARTING ROSTER
Jordan Farr; Fabien Garcia, Jasser Khmiri, Mitchell Taintor (Carter Manley – 72′); Saad Abdul-Salaam, Mohammed Abu, PC ©, Connor Maloney (Jordy Delem – 81′); Santiago Patiño, Justin Dhillon, Sam Adeniran (Nicky Hernandez – 62′).
Subs not used: Jude Bosshardt, Ignacio Bailone, Shannon Gomez, Alassane Ates Diouf.
Abdou Ndiaye (referee), Ricardo Ocampo (assistant), Samuel Zamora (assistant) Gérald Flores (fourth referee)