Atlanta United drew New England Revolution 3-3 at home in a midweek match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta came back from two-nil down to take a 3-2 lead but a late heartbreaker from Carles Gil saw the two clubs share a point.
New England’s Bobby Wood and Carles Gil scored early in the first half. Gil from an errant pass by Brad Guzan and Wood nailed a one-timer after receiving a cross from Emmanuel Boateng.
Giorgos Giakoumakis found a breakthrough for the home side in the 56′ minute. After a spell of possession in New England’s final third, Almada ripped a shot from the top of the box that was blocked by Matt Polster. The ball bounced to Andrew Gutman who also had his one-time attempt deflect off the keeper and into the path of Giakoumakis. The striker then toe-poked the ball into the bottom right corner past an on-rushing Djordje Petrovic.
In the 74′ minute, Thiago Almada spun his defender and took a shot from about 30 yards outside the box. The long-range effort took a lucky deflection and landed in the back of the net.
Less than 10 minutes later, Miguel Berry finally saw his name on the scoresheet for Atlanta. Berry chested the ball down and launched a half-volley from distance to break the deadlock. The go-ahead goal put the five stripes ahead 3-2 with three minutes left in regulation.
In the 93′ minute, New England scored a late goal to earn the draw. Leaving it late (as seems to be the norm lately), Atlanta’s defense was caught lacking for just a second before Carles Gil saved the Revolution a point.
Atlanta United (6-4-6, 24 points) returns to action when it travels to face Los Angeles FC on Wednesday, June 7 at BMO Stadium (10:30 p.m. EDT, MLS Season Pass, 92.9 The Game, La Mejor). All Atlanta United matches are available with an MLS Season Pass subscription, located on the Apple TV app.
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