Atlanta United 2
Atlanta United 2 is the reserve team of the Major League Soccer club Atlanta United FC. The team plays in the USL Championship, the second tier of American soccer. The team was established on November 14, 2017 and began their first professional season in March 2018.
|Full name||Atlanta United 2|
|Nickname(s)||ATL UTD 2|
|Founded||November 14, 2017|
|Stadium||Fifth Third Bank Stadium|
|Head Coach||Stephen Glass|
|2019||14th, Eastern Conference|
In November 2017, the USL, a Division II sanctioned league by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), announced that Major League Soccer's Atlanta United had acquired a USL affiliate team and would begin play in the 2018 season. On January 9, 2018, the team name was revealed as Atlanta United 2.
The team played their inaugural season at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with a capacity of 7,362 for soccer games. Coolray Field is a Triple-A baseball stadium originally built in 2008 for the Gwinnett Stripers, the Atlanta Braves Triple-A affiliate. The stadium has been fitted for semi-professional soccer in a standard baseball to soccer pitch configuration.
Players and staff
|—||Forward||Amadou Macky Diop|
- As of October 20, 2019
|Season||USL Championship||Play-offs||U.S. Open Cup||Top Scorer||Head Coach||Team Captain(s)|
|2018||34||7||17||10||37||72||31||14th, Eastern||Did not qualify||Not eligible (MLS Reserve Team)||6|
|2019||34||9||17||8||45||77||35||14th, Eastern||Did not qualify||Not eligible||7|
|Head coach||Stephen Glass|
|Assistant coach||Henry Apaloo|
|Fitness coach||Ricardo Oliveira|
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- Hammock, Will (November 16, 2017). "Atlanta United release rendering for USL soccer layout at Coolray Field". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
- "ATLUTD2 to play at Fifth Third Bank". ATLUTD. December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
- "Statistics | Atlanta United FC".