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Atlanta United defeats FC Cincinnati 2-1 in 2020 home opener

Atlanta United defeated FC Cincinnati 2-1 in its 2020 MLS home opener in front of 69,301 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Goals from Ezequiel Barco and Emerson Hyndman lifted Atlanta to its second consecutive win to begin the MLS Regular Season and kept the club unbeaten across all competitions in 2020 with a 3-0-1 record.

Atlanta United took control of the match early as Barco and Pity Martinez combined for several threatening chances in the first half. After a strong build up through the middle in the 18th minute, Martinez sent a through ball to Barco in the middle of the box where he was nearly in on goal, but goalkeeper Spencer Richey rushed out to deny his shot.