The premiere of Atlanta United and New York RB It ended with victory for the visitors, who took advantage of the scoring nose of lights.
The only goal of the game came at minute four of the first half, when the Argentine midfielder Alejandro Romero Gamarra ‘Kaku’ sent a long ball that Valot received in the middle and after having beaten the back of the Atlanta United defense, he entered by the center of the area to heel slightly to the right and beat low and crossed to goalkeeper Brad Guzan, who came out to close space.
That was all that left the party uninterested, which later became something soporific, with a monotonous game, without alternatives, given that Atlanta United was the one who had control of the ball, but it lacked definition against the framework defended by New York goalkeeper RB, the Danish David Jensen, who also responded well with three good interventions.
Especially the ones he had in the final stretch of the match (92 ‘), when he avoided a bad clearance The visiting defense allowed Atlanta United to score.
Although Argentine Gonzalo ‘ìty’ Martinez and Uruguayan Manuel Castro tried to get the goal that would have at least tied Atlanta United, in the end the great defense of those of Chris Armas were imposed with forceful actions at decisive moments and what The same happened in the retention work that the midfield did, where ‘Kaku’ did an excellent job.
Atlanta United came close to drawing the tie at minute 41 of the first half, after the young defender George Bello, 18, fired a powerful shot from a difficult angle that made the ball go past Jesen, but ultimately crashed into the crossbar.
New York Red Bull had opportunities to extend the lead in the second half, but was unable to capitalize, thanks in part to excellent work by Guzan.
However, Atlanta United would be the one to enjoy the last and clearer scoring opportunity. In the addition, a header from Adam Jahn was masterfully rejected by Jensen, who ensured the victory of his team and his status as a hero along with the French Valot.
The victory allows Chris Armas’s team to provisionally take the lead in the classification of the Group E.