The French Valot scored at the start of the game and it was enough for the victory of the New Yorkers.
The first step of Atlanta United at the tournament MLS is Back, which is played entirely in Orlando, Florida, was not the best when losing 1-0 with New York Red Bulls corresponding to Group E.
At the start of the game, at minute 4, a quick combination of the New York team put Florian Valot facing the goal, after the long and direct pass by Alejandro Romero Gamarra. The French striker faced experienced Brad Guzan and took a precise cross shot to send the ball to the back of the net.
With the absence of the Venezuelan Josef Martínez, who is recovering from a ligament injury, the Dutch coach Frank De Boer bet on Atlanta for the Brazilian Matheus Rosseto in attack along with the Argentine Gonzalo Martínez. In the complement, he entered the Argentine Ezequiel Barco to give the team more soccer. However, the scoreboard never managed to pair up.
On the next day, always in Orlando, Atlanta United will play against Cincinatti and New York Red Bulls, against Colombus Crew.
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