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.

Atlanta United 2
Full nameAtlanta United 2
Nickname(s)ATL UTD 2
FoundedNovember 14, 2017 (2017-11-14)
StadiumFifth Third Bank Stadium
Kennesaw, Georgia
Capacity8,318
OwnerArthur Blank
PresidentDarren Eales
Head CoachStephen Glass
LeagueUSL Championship
201914th, Eastern Conference
Playoffs: DNQ
WebsiteClub website

History

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.[1] On January 9, 2018, the team name was revealed as Atlanta United 2.[2]

Stadium

The team played their inaugural season at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia, with a capacity of 7,362 for soccer games.[3] Coolray Field is a Triple-A baseball stadium originally built in 2008 for the Gwinnett Stripers,[4] the Atlanta Braves Triple-A affiliate. The stadium has been fitted for semi-professional soccer in a standard baseball to soccer pitch configuration.[3]

The premium boxes and all stadium areas will still be available for soccer games, and the field will also be the same standard length at 70 by 110 yards (64 m × 101 m).[5]

Atlanta United 2 announced on December 14th, 2018 that they would play their 2019 home matches at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia.[6]

Players and staff

No. Position Player Nation
6 Midfielder Laurence Wyke  England
14 Forward Jackson Conway  United States
24 Goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira  United States
31 Midfielder Amir Bashti  United States
Forward Amadou Macky Diop  Senegal
Defender Jack Gurr  England
  1. ^ Signed to first team contract with Atlanta United.
  2. ^ Atlanta United Academy player.

Year-by-year

As of October 20, 2019
Season USL Championship Play-offs U.S. Open Cup Top Scorer Head Coach Team Captain(s)
P W L D GF GA Pts Pos Player Goals
2018 34 7 17 10 37 72 31 14th, Eastern Did not qualify Not eligible (MLS Reserve Team) Jon Gallagher 6 Scott Donnelly Jack Metcalf
2019 34 9 17 8 45 77 35 14th, Eastern Did not qualify Not eligible Bienvenue Kanakimana 7 Stephen Glass Jack Metcalf
2020 Not eligible Stephen Glass

Technical staff

Role Name Nation
Head coach Stephen Glass  Scotland
Assistant coach Henry Apaloo  England
Fitness coach Ricardo Oliveira  Brazil

Statistics

Most appearances

# Pos. Name Nation Career USL Playoffs Total
1 Midfielder Jack Metcalf  England 2018–2019 62 0 62
2 Midfielder Laurent Kissiedou  Ivory Coast 2018–2019 46 0 46
3 Forward Jon Gallagher  Ireland 2018–2019 38 0 38
4 Forward Jackson Conway  United States 2018– 33 0 33
Midfielder Lagos Kunga  United States 2018–2019 33 0 33
As of October 21, 2019[7]

Most goals

# Pos. Name Nation Career USL Playoffs Total
1 Midfielder Andrew Carleton  United States 2018– 7 0 7
Forward Jon Gallagher  Ireland 2018–2019 7 0 7
Midfielder Bienvenue Kanakimana  Burundi 2019 7 0 7
Forward Romario Williams  Jamaica 2018–2019 7 0 7
5 Forward Jackson Conway  United States 2018– 5 0 5
Midfielder Lagos Kunga  United States 2018–2019 5 0 5
Forward Brandon Vazquez  United States 2018–2019 5 0 5
As of November 19, 2019[7]

See also

References

  1. "Atlanta United to Field USL Team in 2018". USL. November 14, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  2. "Atlanta United officially announces USL Affiliate Atlanta United 2". Atlanta United. January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
  3. "ATL UTD 2 STADIUM GUIDE". Atlanta United. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  4. "Coolray Field - Gwinnett Stripers Content". Gwinnett Stripers. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  5. Hammock, Will (November 16, 2017). "Atlanta United release rendering for USL soccer layout at Coolray Field". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  6. "ATLUTD2 to play at Fifth Third Bank". ATLUTD. December 14, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  7. "Statistics | Atlanta United FC".
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