Atlanta United and host FC Cincinnati scored goals in the second half, but eventually drew one-on-one on Wednesday night.
Following the scoreless but aggressively entertaining first half, both teams fired again in the second half. In the end, it was Cincinnati’s Luciano Acosta who broke through a great curling goal in the 61st minute.
Nine minutes later, Ronald Hernandez leveled the Atlanta match with a laser strike from the center of the box.
Atlanta United star Josef Martinez had a chance to preempt visitors in the 87th minute of his first action since May 29, but his curling free kick is the FCC goalkeeper. Saved by a dive in Kenneth Vermeer.
Atlanta (2-4-8, 14 points) scored points in the first match after Gabriel Einze was dismissed over the weekend, but his unwinned stretch was nine matches (0-3-6). ) Has been extended.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati (3-6-4, 13 points) is aiming for their first victory at the new 0-3-2 home stadium.
Atlanta seemed to be inspired by the gate. Brooks Lennon pushed Vermeer a close-up shot in the 2nd minute. In the 9th minute, Marcelino Moreno kicked the crossbar with a free kick.
Brenner gave the FCC the first quality chance of the night when he missed just the widest part of the goal in the 13th minute. Vermeer saved 19-year-old Atlanta striker Jackson Conway straight one-on-one in the 22nd minute.
Atlanta United keeper Alec Kann (5 saves) stopped his own star on an Acosta strike from the side of the box in the 24th minute. Shortly thereafter, Kang passed through the tip of Isaac Atanga again in front of the net.
The team combined seven shots to reach the goal in the first half.
Vermeer recorded the best eight saves of the season and made his last huge stop at Streak Moreno in the first minute of the second half stoptime.
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Atlanta United, FC Cincinnati draw one-on-one
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