ATLANTA (August 21, 2021) – Atlanta United 2 take on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at Highmark Stadium on Sunday night. The game begins at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN +.
Sunday, August 22nd | Highmark Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA | 7:00 p.m. (ET)
ATL UTD 2 (6-7-7, 25 points) vs. PIT Hounds (10-6-4, 34 points)
ATL UTD 2 is traveling to Highmark Stadium for the first time since 2019 to face Pittsburgh. It is Atlanta’s second of four straight games on the road. Atlanta wins 4-1 at Sporting KC II. Phillip Goodrum scored two goals and registered one assist, while Darwin Matheus and Tyler Wolff scored one goal each. In addition, Robbie Mertz and Amadou Macky Diop each gave a template. At the weekend, Atlanta ranks third in the Central Division with 25 points.
In Week 17, the USL Championship named three ATL UTD 2 players Team of the Week: Goodrum, Mertz and Caleb Wiley. Atlanta secured four points in two games in week 17. Goodrum scored two goals and gave an assist against SKC II. Mertz had a goal and two assists in both games last week. Eventually, Wiley was named Team of the Week for his consistent performance for consecutive weeks.
Pittsburgh fights with Tampa Bay Rowdies for the top of the Atlantic Division. The Hounds are currently in second place in their division with 34 points. Pittsburgh last played in a goalless draw against Tampa Bay. The Hounds want to return to the Victory Column on Sunday as they are in a winless series of three games.
ATL UTD 2 is owned and operated by AMB Sports & Entertainment and is the United Soccer League Championship (USL Championship) subsidiary of Atlanta United of Major League Soccer. ATL UTD 2 has joined the USL for the 2018 expansion season and plays its home games at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia.