Andrew Gutman scored on a strike from distance within the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to raise Atlanta United to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Seattle Sounders on Saturday afternoon.
Gutman’s first purpose of the season pushed Atlanta (7-9-7, 28 factors) to their first win over Seattle (10-12-2, 32 factors) in 5 all-time conferences since United joined the league in 2017. It was Atlanta’s second victory general in its final 9 matches.
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Rocco Rios Novo made three stops, together with a vital save of Raul Ruidiaz‘s personal long-range effort within the 76th minute after the match was tied.
Ronaldo Cisneros scored his team-leading seventh purpose of the season earlier than halftime for Atlanta, which started Saturday in twelfth within the Jap Convention and 4 factors again of the seventh and last playoff place.
Cristian Roldan scored his fourth purpose of the season to tug the Sounders stage halfway by way of the second half.
Stefan Frei additionally made three saves for the guests, together with a giant cease on Luiz Araujo early within the second half of what turned out to be Seattle’s fourth consecutive street defeat.
He might solely watch as Gutman’s ferocious 25-yard, left-footed strike flew contained in the far left publish on an innocent-looking alternative.
The Sounders started the day in seventh within the West, with different convention groups taking part in later.
Atlanta went in entrance within the twenty third minute. Caleb Wiley performed a ball down the left to seek out Araujo, who bought across the nook after which dragged a cross again towards the penalty spot.
Cisneros hammered a low-first time shot, and defender Nouhou’s try to dam the trouble as a substitute redirected previous Frei and into his personal internet.
Roldan leveled the match within the 68th minute after some sustained Sounders strain.
Nouhou performed a cross towards Ruidiaz on the close to publish that was poked away by an Atlanta defender however not cleared from hazard.
It fell to Roldan close to the penalty spot. His first shot was blocked, however he was first to the rebound and drove a low strike into the underside proper nook.
That regarded like it might salvage a degree for Seattle till Gutman’s gorgeous late winner.