Atlanta United Plays to Scoreless Draw at New York Red Bulls

November 3, 2021 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Atlanta United FC News Release

HARRISON, N.J. – Atlanta United played to a scoreless draw against New York Red Bulls Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena. Atlanta’s defense had a strong showing, coming up with a season-high 41 clearances while facing 15 shots, but it picked up a critical road point heading into Decision Day in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Brad Guzan made three saves to record his 10th clean sheet of the season. Atlanta United can clinch a playoff spot at FC Cincinnati on Sunday if it wins, draws or loses by less than eight goals.

Atlanta United struggled early to generate offense but weathered a surge of Red Bulls attacks to keep the match scoreless. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan was called into action in the 52nd minute to make a massive save. Red Bulls striker Patryk Klimala was played in behind Atlanta’s backline where he dribbled into the box for a one-on-one with Guzan, but Atlanta’s captain held his ground and made a crucial kick save to preserve the draw.

Despite its slow night in the final third, Atlanta produced the match’s final scoring opportunity in the 93rd minute. Jürgen Damm delivered a cross from the right side that was partially cleared to the top of the box where Ezequiel Barco was stationed. The Argentine one-timed a pass to George Bello down left side where the homegrown had a good look on goal, but his left-footed strike was hit directly at New York goalkeeper Carlos Coronel.

Atlanta (12-9-12, 48 points) returns to action Sunday, Nov. 7 for Decision Day when it travels to face FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium (3:30 p.m., Bally Sports Southeast, Star 94.1, La Mejor).


Atlanta United 0, New York Red Bulls 0

Red Bull Arena

Harrison, New Jersey


Shots: 15-2 New York

Shots on Target: 3-1 New York

Corner kicks: 12-1 New York

Fouls committed: 17-4 New York

Offside: 3-2 New York

Possession: 57-43 New York

Passing Accuracy: 72-62 Atlanta




ATL – Luiz Araújo (yellow) 10′

NY – Patryk Klimala (yellow) 51′

NY – Sean Nealis (yellow) 90+1′

ATL – Anton Walkes (yellow) 90+1′


Brad Guzan ©; Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes, Alan Franco, George Bello, Brooks Lennon (Jürgen Damm – 87′); Matheus Rossetto, Franco Ibarra (George Campbell – 88′); Marcelino Moreno (Josef Martínez – 67′), Ezequiel Barco, Luiz Araújo (Ronald Hernández – 67;).

Substitutes not used: Alec Kann, Tyler Wolff, Erick Torres, Amar Sejdic, Jake Mulraney.


Carlos; Sean Nealis, John Tolkin, Andrés Reyes; Sean Davis ©, Kyle Duncan, Dru Yearwood, Caden Clark (Wikelman Carmona – 88′); Fabio, Cristian Cásseres Jr, Patryk Klimala (Daniel Royer – 84′).

Substitutes not used: Cameron Harper, Ryan Meara, Lucas Monzón, Tom Barlow, Frankie Amaya, Thomas Edwards, Youba Diarra.


Alan Kelly (referee), Jason White (assistant), Eric Weisbrod (assistant), Silviu Petrescu (fourth), Geoff Gamble (VAR), Logan Brown (AVAR).


Brad Guzan registered his 10th clean sheet of the season

Miles Robinson led the team with 11 clearances

The team’s 41 clearances were a single-match high for the 2021 regular season

Atlanta United can clinch a playoff spot at FC Cincinnati if it wins, draws or loses by less than eight goals

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