ATLANTA, GEORGIA— The dream of the home team Atlanta United FC to get back to its winning ways was already within reach but a late goal from Philadelphia Union on June 20 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium spoiled their aspiration once again.
The late goal of Union Jakob Glesnes on the 93rd minute allowed the visitor to escape with a 2-2 draw against the United.
In front of its 42,523 fans, United scored the first two goals of the match in the second half courtesy of Philadelphia Union forward Kacper Przybylko who scored a header on their own goal, and Anton Walkes who scored his first goal of the season.
Facing a 2-0 deficit, Union’s Corey Burke scored a goal on the 84th minute to make it 2-1.
Holding a precarious one-point lead in the dying minutes of the game, United played tough defense but unfortunately, Glesnes scored a late-minute goal to put the game even at 2 points apiece.
Despite failing to secure a win at home, United is still happy with eked-out a draw against the Union who beat them in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals this year.
The team is happy that despite the absence of its top two players in star midfielder Emerson Hyndman and star striker Josef Martinez they put a solid fight against the Union.
The United (2-1-5, 11 points) hopes to once again re-ignite its winning ways when they visit the New York City FC at Red Bull Arena on June 23.