Atlanta 2 – Nashville 2: Victory elusive at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for both sides

Neither Atlanta nor Nashville able to break the dead-lock, the game ends in a 2-2 draw
Dave Conor

Dave Conor

Dave is a highly dedicated, passionate writer. His coverages of MLS games come from the city of New York where he currently resides, although his heart is always with his favorite team – New England Revolution.

On Saturday, Atlanta and Nashville were held to a 2-2 draw at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. After today’s result, Atlanta are in 7th place, with 10 points from 10 matches, while Nashville sit in 3rd, with 11 points from 10.

Atlanta started the game well, thanks to Moreno finding the net after only 6 minutes, finishing the first half 1-0.

Atlanta started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with López finding the net at the 52 minute mark. However, Nashville weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Mukhtar in the 81st minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a 2nd effort from Mukhtar, 83 minutes in with a final score of 2-2.

Atlanta brought on Barco and Franco Ibarra for Mulraney and Moreno. Nashville brought on Sapong, Badji, Matt Lagrassa and Haakenson, to replace Muyl, Cádiz, Godoy and Leal.

There were bookings for Moreno from Atlanta, and Mccarty, Lovitz and Johnston, for Nashville.

Technical card:
Atlanta United: Guzan, Sosa, Walkes, Robinson, Hyndman, Mulraney (Barco, min.58), Lennon, George Bello, López, Moreno (Franco Ibarra, min.69) and Martinez
Nashville SC: Willis, Romney, Zimmerman, Lovitz, Johnston, Godoy (Matt Lagrassa, min.77), Mccarty, Leal (Haakenson, min.77), Muyl (Sapong, min.60), Mukhtar and Cádiz (Badji, min.71)
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Goals: Moreno (1-0, min. 6), López (2-0, min. 52), Mukhtar (2-1, min. 81) and Mukhtar (2-2, min. 83)

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