ATLANTA, GEORGIA—For leading the Atlanta United 2 to a dominant 6-2 win against Indy Eleven 6-2 at the Fifth Third Bank Stadium on August 8, striker Tyler Wolff was named as the United Soccer League (USL) Championship player of the week.
Wolff was very hot in their game as he scored a hat trick against the defenders of Eleven.
The 18-year-old is the first Atlanta United Academy product to record a hat trick in a professional match.
Additionally, it was the first hat trick for ATL UTD 2 since August of 2019 and was just the third in team history. Wolff is the youngest player in ATL UTD 2 history to notch three goals in a match.
Wolff received 90 percent of the poll conducted by a national panel of independent media representing every USL Championship market. This marks the first time Wolff has been voted Player of the Week and the fourth time that an ATL UTD 2 player has won the award. Caleb Wiley was also named to the USL Championship Team of the Week, as he recorded one assist and five key passes while completing 55 of 64 passes overall and winning four of five duels in Sunday night’s match.
United 2 FC (5-7-6, 21 points) hopes to make it a back-to-back win when they host the OKC Energy FC on August 11 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium (ESPN+, 7:30 p.m. ET).



By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.