Atlanta United falls to Leones Negros in Mexico

Atlanta United played Leones Negros to a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes Tuesday night at Estadio Jalisco in its final preseason match of 2020. Leones Negros won the penalty shootout 3-1.

Leones Negroes converted its first penalty and Josef Martinez answered to score Atlanta’s only goal of the shootout. Brad Guzan made one save in the shootout, while Fernando Meza, Emerson Hyndman, and Ezequiel Barco each had their attempts saved. Rafa Duran and Juan Valenzuela each converted their attempts for Leones Negros.

Defender Miles Robinson suffered a left leg injury and was replaced by George Campbell in the 24th minute. Robinson will be evaluated over the next several days.

Atlanta United finishes with a 3-0-2 record in the 2020 preseason. The club will begin play in the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League against FC Motagua on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Honduras.

 

DISCIPLINARY SUMMARY

ATL – George Campbell (yellow) 73’

ATL – Brad Guzan (yellow) 76’

LN- Marvin Cevallos (yellow)

 

ATLANTA UNITED STARTING LINEUP

Brad Guzan; Fernando Meza, Miles Robinson (George Campbell 24’, Mo Adams), Franco Escobar; Anton Walkes, Jeff Larentowicz © (Eric Remedi), Emerson Hyndman, Brooks Lennon; Pity Martinez, Josef Martinez, Ezequiel Barco

BENCH

Alec Kann, Brendan Moore, Laurence Wyke, Phil Goodrum, Bradley Kamdem Fewo, Tyler Wolff, Adam Jahn

 

LEONES NEGROS STARTING LINEUP

Felipe Lopez; Arturo Ortiz, Rodrigo Godinez (Juan Valenzuela), Jorge Padilla (Andrey Andrade), Francisco Rabago (Antonio Sanchez), Romario Hernandez (Marvin Cevallos), Carlos Baltazar (Angel Hernandez), Joao Amaral (Emmanuel Ayala, Christian Lopez), Daniel Osuna (Rafa Duran), Jorge Mora (Jose Gonzalez), Omar Bravo © (Jovlian Sanchez)

 

BENCH

Raul Ramirez, Paul Bellon, Salim Hernandez, Jonathan Quintero, Luis Ortiz,

 

TEAM NOTES

  • Pity Martinez led the team with three goals in preseason, while Josef Martinez and Ezequiel Barco had two.

 

Photo: Courtesy of ATLUTD

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