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Young Atlanta United 2 squad performs well in 2-2 draw with Memphis

by Jason Longshore (photo courtesy of Atlanta United) Goals conceded late in each half thwarted a strong performance from a young Atlanta United 2 squad on Saturday night at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw. Memphis 901 FC fielded a veteran-laden side against Atlanta's lineup that featured seven academy products and had an average age of 19.6 years old. The goals came from two of the academy products, Jackson Conway and Coleman Gannon. Conway's goal was his second in consecutive matches, while Gannon scored his first USL Championship goal on a great feed from Modou Jadama. Manager Stephen Glass commented on his younger squad's performance after the match: “Tonight was the youngest grou

VAR: FC Cincinnati

by Jarrett Smith When I was a kid my dad had a wood burning stove in a small brick house on the edge of Hiram, Georgia. The stove worked wonders in that house and could run you out into the cold if you kept it running too long. The downside of that was those days where I was chilling out on the couch playing Madden and dad tossed a pair of work gloves on me. A tree had fallen and we had to go cut it up and haul it back and then split the wood. You know what really sucks about splitting wood as a kid? Having to try to chop through a knot in the wood. No matter what, it was a pain in the ass. How do you deal with that frustration? Find a piece of wood and smash the living hell out of it. That

Let’s VAR: Red Bulls

by Jarrett Smith Ah the New York Red Bulls. Always a fun game for Atlanta United fans. Maybe fun isn’t the right word but there is no other way to start this weird-ass tournament. So before everyone gets the violent flashbacks that come with this rivalry, lets look back at what was. This is Video Assistant Reminiscing. The Result: 3-3 draw at The Blank Tank. How we got there?: This game is always a hammer fight in a dark closet but this time someone set a wombat loose in the closet with them. Atlanta got an early lead thanks to Justin Meram, then gave up two goals to New York in the middle of the game. Josef Martinez then earned and converted a PK with 11 minutes left, hit the header of the

On This Date in Atlanta Soccer History

by Jason Longshore 1967: The Atlanta Chiefs lost in Toronto to the Falcons 2-1. 2,723 fans turned out at Varsity Stadium for the match, Howard Riley scored Atlanta's goal. 1969: 5,100 fans at Atlanta Stadium saw the Chiefs defeat the St. Louis Stars 1-0 on a goal from Freddie Mwila. 1979: At the Rose Bowl in front of 42,496 supporters, the LA Aztecs defeated the Chiefs 1-0. (photo courtesy of nasljerseys.com) 1995: 2,359 watched the Seattle Sounders demolish the Atlanta Ruckus 4-0 at Adams Stadium. 1997: The Ruckus won 4-2 over the Orange County Zodiac at Roswell Stadium with 1,269 on hand. Stilian Shiskov scored twice, Marcos Roberto and Jacenir Silva also added goals. 1998: The Charleston

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