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April Fooled! Red Bull Stumbles Early, Fall to Atlanta United, 1-0

photo by Matt Kremkau

by Garry Redman

A goalkeeping mistake was just enough for Atlanta United to finally defeat the New York Red Bulls, 1-0, as their offensive issues continue to bedevil them as they produced 15 shots but only 2 on target.

The hosts didn't waste any time getting on the scoreboard, and in the 8th minute, they did just that. Former Red Bull Derrick Etienne, Jr took a pass from a long ball and blasted it to goalkeeper Carlos Coronel. While he managed to block the shot, he could not hold on to the ball to make the save. Atlanta forward Giorgos Giakoumakis picked up the loose ball and cooly slotted it in the back of the net to give his team the lead.

Red Bulls spent the rest of the half trying to get back into the match. And while they had a couple of decent opportunities to equalize, Atlanta United had an answer defensively, making things difficult for them and, for the relatively small numbers of the traveling supporters, difficult to watch as the first half ended.

The second half began with the Red Bulls looking like the better team creating chances. Still, it could not capitalize on any of them as Atlanta United was content with keeping the ball and moving around effectively. But even when they had the opportunities, the high-octane offense misfired in front of the net.

Red Bulls had one last chance to salvage the match just before stoppage time when their press managed to cause a turnover in the middle of the field. The ball found the feet of midfielder Frankie Amaya, but his shot, just like all the others this evening, went off target.

Carlos Coronel made one last-ditch save to keep it a one-goal match, but the whistle sounded, allowing Atlanta United to finally defeat the Red Bulls for the first time in regular season play. And for the Red Bulls, their offensive woes continue as they head home to face San Jose next weekend.

Scoring Summary:
8' - (Atlanta United FC) Giorgos Giakoumakis

Disciplinary Summary:
10' - (New York Red Bulls) Cory Burke - Yellow Card
34' - (Atlanta United FC) Luiz Araujo - Yellow Card
43' - (New York Red Bulls) Kyle Duncan - Yellow Card
45+1' - (New York Red Bulls) Cristian Casseres Jr.) - Yellow Card
45+4' - (Atlanta United FC) - Myles Robinson - Yellow Card
45+6' - (New York Red Bulls) - Andres Reyes - Yellow Card
55' - (Atlanta United FC) - Giorgos Giakoumakis - Yellow Card
55' - (New York Red Bulls) - Sean Nealis - Yellow Card
90+2' - (Atlanta UnitedFC) - Matheus Rossetto - Yellow Card
90+5' - (New York Red Bulls) - Cameron Harper - Yellow Card

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel; Kyle Duncan, Sean Nealis, Andrés Reyes (Dylan Nealis, HT), Cameron Harper, Peter Stroud (Tom Barlow, 90’+2), Frankie Amaya, Luquinhas (Dru Yearwood, 82’), Cristian Cásseres, Jr., Omir Fernandez (Dante Vanzeir, HT) , Cory Burke (Elias Manoel, 73’)

Atlanta United FC: Brad Guzan; Brooks Lennon, Miles Robinson, Franco Ibarra, Juan Purata, Caleb Wiley, Amar Sejdic (Machop Chol, 73’), Thiago Almada, Luis Araujo (Santiago Sosa, 90’+4), Derrick Etienne, Jr. (Matheus Rossetto, 73’), Giorgos Giakoumakis


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