Atlanta United 2 lost 8-1 to New York Red Bulls II Saturday at MSU Soccer Park. Atlanta United Academy players Brandon Clagette and Will Reilly made their professional debuts while Jackson Conway scored his second goal of the season.
New York found the opening goal in the 19th minute when Christopher Lema scored with a shot into the bottom left corner. Red Bulls II added a second goal in the 21st minute when Mathias Jørgensen buried a close-range shot into the bottom right corner. Sean Nealis headed in a third in the 22nd minute off a cross from John Tolkin and Stroud scored in the 39th minute.
New York added four more goals in the second half. Conway pulled one back for Atlanta in the 65th minute. Andrew Carleton played Conway in behind Red Bulls II’s backline down the right flank where the 17-year old buried a right-footed shot from a tight angle into the center of the net.
ATL UTD 2 (3-10-4, 13 points) returns to action Saturday, July 20 against Birmingham Legion at 8:00 p.m. EST at BBVA Field. The match will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Post by Soccerhouse on Jul 14, 2019 9:27:46 GMT -5
There were a few tweets about this being the youngest atl 2 to start a game or something like that by the club --- tweet has been deleted now, can't find it.
They took a whooping. Atl 2 and staff don't care about winning, but you would think being competitive and playing an appealing style of soccer would be a priority. Given the current structure and landscape of soccer in this country, this isn't surprising, with no threat of being relegated, the club just uses it to get young players experience and to get first team players back in shape when coming back from injury.
I just look at a player like Castro who signed a Atl 2 deal and it looks like his career is going backwards. He dropped out of high school signed a contract and I believe (hopefully) at least got his GED equivalent.
How do minor league baseball teams handle this balance?
PassionforSoccer2019: MR was like the investigative reporter who found out to much. Oh and by the way their Girls DOC resigned today bc of the leadership - or lack there of.
Sept 10, 2019 20:54:00 GMT -5
atlsoccerdad: MR was given a nice package to leave quietly and keep his mouth shut. Some shady things at Rush for sure... probably all the way up at the National level...
Sept 11, 2019 22:35:45 GMT -5
slickdaddy96: MR has a history of not staying too long anywhere though at least recently and for dropping some curse words regularly as well though.
Sept 12, 2019 7:30:06 GMT -5
honeybadger: So do y'all play out of the Fowler location? Maybe we will scrimmage over this fall break? Have we played y'all this season in a tournament? If we do play y'all, we'll have to talk on the sideline!!
Sept 25, 2019 19:35:44 GMT -5
slickdaddy96: who are you speaking to honeybadger? I'm confused....
Sept 26, 2019 7:17:14 GMT -5
southside steve: KIESS resigned
Oct 1, 2019 15:07:44 GMT -5
atl44: Where did you hear that? When did he resign?
Oct 1, 2019 15:40:52 GMT -5
southside steve: e-mail sent to me. from GA SOCCER. i assume it was sent to all members: Steve Keiss has resigned his position as President of the Georgia Soccer Board of Directors. The Georgia Soccer Board would like to thank Steve for his 12 years of service to the Board
Oct 2, 2019 7:59:33 GMT -5
JJQ90: SK did resign, are there more to follow?
Oct 7, 2019 9:25:08 GMT -5
soccerdriver4: Georgia Soccer and NL need a jump start. SCCL needs promotion/relegation, and better communication a must. Too much last minute stuff.
Oct 7, 2019 15:24:50 GMT -5
no news: SK is a lifetime member and still an ODP coach. Perhaps he is just moving on without anything more to it
Oct 7, 2019 19:30:16 GMT -5
Question: Why is soccer in Georgia and most other states fragmented and can it be fixed?
Oct 12, 2019 9:34:48 GMT -5
atlfutboldad: Why? Poor management/oversight from USYS. Can it be fixed? Doubtful, clubs don't want it fixed. It would take directive from the *weak* USSF.
Oct 15, 2019 17:27:06 GMT -5