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Atlanta United lost 2-1 to FC Cincinnati

After the break, Ronald Hernandez had to take the place of homegrown Noah Cobb. With nine of their last twelve goals coming in the second half, it was no surprise when the 5-Stripes got on the scoreboard in the 59e minute of the match. A beautiful goal by Thiago Almada, assisted by Edwin Mosquera, gave Atlanta the lead. In the next minute, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Xande Silva and Jay Fortune came on for Daniel Rios, Edwin Mosquera and Tristan Muyumba respectively. Both Giakouakis and Silva had missed the last match due to injury.

Atlanta United’s lead did not last long: Cincinnati scored in the 62NL minute with a goal from Luca Orellano. Shortly after tying the score, Luciano Acosta doubled Cincinnati’s lead after a forced interception off a short corner kick in the 64th minute.e minute. For the second week in a row, Atlanta had to try to gain a foothold after scoring two goals.