It wasn’t a pretty performance, as Atlanta stayed on the back foot for the majority of the match. The most memorable detail of ATL UTD 2’s first half was the performance of goalkeeper Nicolas Caraux, who came up big on multiple occasions.
What seemed like an unlikely breakthrough for the Five Stripes came to nothing, as Andrew Carleton skied a penalty attempt in the 58th minute after Devon Sandoval was tripped inside the box.
That would come back to haunt them, as Louisville’s Cameron Lancaster scored in the 66th minute after a midfield turnover from Atlanta.
An inevitable loss seemed certain until Carleton redeemed himself by drawing a penalty at the death and converting it to send the team home with a point. This marked Carleton’s first ever professional goal.