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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The title retention bid of Atlanta United in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is off to a good start on Wednesday. The home team, United, demolished the visiting Chattanooga FC 6-0 in the third-round matchup at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga.

The Fifth Third Bank Stadium is a lucky venue for United since it is the same stadium the team won the U.S. Open Cup in 2019; they won twice there against Charleston Battery and St. Louis FC. Five of the six goals were scored by a different player, and every player but two on tonight’s match roster made an appearance. Two of the goals were provided by striker Dom Dwyer.
“Everyone makes an impact, everyone makes a difference,” Dwyer said.

“We have a strong group, and we’re here for the long run here. We want trophies, so this is the first step,” Dwyer added. Aside from Dwyer, also scoring goals for the team in their win are fullback Ronald Hernandez, midfielder Marcelino Moreno, forward Luiz Araujo, and Brooks Lennon. With the win, United advances to the Round of 32 in the U.S. Open Cup. The next round’s draw will be on Friday, April 22, with fixtures scheduled for May 10-11.