ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The dream of Atlanta United 2 to eked out a win at home on Wednesday night ended sadly. This scenario developed after the United 2 fell to the visiting Rio Grande Valley FC 3-4 at the Fifth Third Bank Stadium. The home team had a chance to win the game as captain Robbie Mertz recorded a second-half brace to give Atlanta a one-goal lead.
However, the visiting Toros rallied with a pair of late goals to steal the three points. Despite the defeat, the team remains optimistic about their remaining regular-season games in the United Soccer League tournament.
United 2 (2-9-1, 7 points) hopes to get back to its winning ways when they travel to AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee, to take on Memphis 901 on Saturday, June 1 (8:30 p.m., ESPN+).