Atlanta United Return Home for a Cruical 2-0 Win

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Coming off a three-week break and returning to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Father’s Day, Atlanta United defeated Inter Miami CF 2-0 Sunday afternoon.


In the fourth minute assisted by Josef Martínez, Luiz Araújo found the inside of Miami’s goalkeeper Drake Callender’s post. Araújo tallied his second assist, and third goal of the MLS season.

In the 61st minute with Miami scoreless Josef Martínez, scored the second goal for Atlanta assisted by Araújo, marking Martinez third goal of the season and his first since March 19.

Rob Valentino served as the acting manager with Gonzalo Pineda suspended after being given a red card against Columbus Crew on May 28.

“I felt like there was some moments where we did control the game and I think it’s a good feeling that the players feel comfortable, especially on possessions that they feel like they can dictate the tempo. For me, it’s important that we put together a good performance and build on to win the game.” said Assistant Coach Rob Valentino.  We also make sure that we pay the fans back. They pay their hard earning money to come watch us and we want to make sure that we always put a performance together and strong victories.”

Up Next: The Five Stripes (5-5-4, 19 points) will play three straight on the road starting when the team visits Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, June 25 to take on Toronto FC at BMO Field 7:30 p.m.