Major League Soccer: Atlanta United clutches a 2-1 win against Seattle Sounders 2-1

ATLANTA. Atlanta United beat Seattle Sounders to win 2-1. A goal from A. Gutman was decisive in the 90min.


ATLANTA. Atlanta United defeated Seattle Sounders to win 2-1. A goal from A. Gutman was decisive in the 90min. It was Atlanta United to strike first with a goal of R. Cisneros at the 24′. Then it was a goal in the 68′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, A. Gutman gave the win to Atlanta United in the 90′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium stadium in Atlanta on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. In the presence of 68,586 spectators.​ The referee was Armando Villarreal who had the assistance of Corey Parker and Logan Brown. The 4th official was Rosendo Mendoza. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was extremely hot around 31.9 degrees Celsius or 89.35 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 59%.​

Match Statistics

The ball possession was identical with both team possessing the ball for 50% of the time.

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Atlanta United was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Seattle Sounders that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.

Seattle Sounders was more aggressive with 62 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Anyhow, Atlanta United succeeded in find the solution to win this encounter.​

Atlanta United shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target. On the other side, Seattle Sounders shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target.


Atlanta United received 1 yellow card (J. Sanchez). On the opposite side, Seattle Sounders received 2 yellow cards (A. Roldan and N. Lodeiro).

After playing this match, Atlanta United will have 25 points to stay in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Seattle Sounders will stay with 32 points like Portland Timbers to stay in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 24'

    R. Cisneros

    Luiz Araujo

  • 45'

    M. Moreno

    M. Rossetto

  • 55'

    D. Leyva

    L. Alves Chu Franco

  • 55'

    R. Ruidiaz

    W. Bruin

  • 66'

    F. Ibarra

    R. Cisneros

  • 68'

    C. Roldan

  • 81'

    A. Gutman

    S. Sosa

  • 82'

    E. Mosquera

    A. McFadden

  • 83'

    A. Roldan

  • 89'

    J. Sanchez

  • 89'

    J. Atencio

    A. Rusnak

  • 90'

    N. Lodeiro

  • 90'

    A. Gutman

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Atlanta United will play away with Cincinnati on the 13th of August with a 5-1 head to head statistic in favor of Atlanta United (3 draws).

Seattle Sounders will host Real Salt Lake on the 15th of August with a 15-15 head to head stats.

Atlanta United: Formation and Lineups

Atlanta United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Gonzalo Pineda Reyes chose to play with the following team: Rocco Rios Novo (7.1), Aiden McFadden (6.8), Juan Sánchez Purata (7.2), Alan Franco (7.1), Caleb Wiley (7.0), Santiago Sosa (7.0), Matheus Rossetto (6.8), Ronaldo Cisneros (6.9), Thiago Almada (7.8), Luiz Araújo (7.0) and Josef Martínez (6.5).


Atlanta United made 4 changes: M. Rossetto for M. Moreno (45′), R. Cisneros for F. Ibarra (66′), S. Sosa for A. Gutman (81′) and A. McFadden for E. Mosquera (82′).

Top player: Thiago Almada

The player who no doubt impressed Atlanta United the most was Thiago Almada even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 53 passes (90% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 10. He performed 3 crosses.

Seattle Sounders: Formation and Lineups

Also Seattle Sounders adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Brian Schmetzer played with: Stefan Frei (7.0), Alex Roldán (7.3), Yeimar Gómez Andrade (6.7), Xavier Arreaga (6.6), Nouhou Tolo (7.1), Cristian Roldán (7.4), Albert Rusnák (7.1), Jordan Morris (6.6), Nicolás Lodeiro (7.4), Léo Chú (6.3) and Will Bruin (6.6).


Seattle Sounders made 3 changes: L. Alves Chu Franco for D. Leyva (55′), W. Bruin for R. Ruidiaz (55′) and A. Rusnak for J. Atencio (89′).

Top player: Cristian Roldán

Probably the most impressive player in Seattle Sounders was Cristian Roldán.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 42 passes (78% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10.

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