U.S. Open Cup
AtlantaATL
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FINAL
Official Timekeeper of MLS
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CharlestonCHS

Atlanta United 3, Charleston Battery 0 | US Open Cup 2018

A 14th minute goal by Andrew Carleton gave Atlanta United all the distance it needed against the Charleston Battery on Wednesday night, but Ezequiel Barco and Romario Williams combined to deliver a 3-0 U.S. Open Cup win at Fifth Third Bank in Kennesaw, Georgia on Wednesday night.

Carleton's well-struck shot—his first goal with the ATL first team—looked like it might be the first of several first-half goals, but the USL visitors hung tough to the halftime whistle. But less than two minutes after the break, Williams drew a penalty in the box, which Barco converted to double the lead. Barco returned the favor in the 64th minute, assisting on the Jamaican forward's goal.

Goals

  • 14' – ATL – Andrew Carleton
  • 47' – ATL – Ezequiel Barco (PK)
  • 64' – ATL – Romario Williams

Lineups

ATLANTA UNITED (4-2-3-1, right to left): #25 Kann; #2 Escobar, #5 Gonzalez Pirez, #12 Robinson, #14 Zizzo; #24 Gressel, #32 Kratz; #19 Vazquez, #8 Barco, #30 Carleton; #9 Williams. 

CHARLESTON BATTERY (3-4-3, right to left): #23 Cooper; #3 Thomas, #4 Mueller, #8 Hackshaw;  #7 Woodbine, #22 Anunga, #12 Candela, #14 van Schalk; #25 Higashi, #9 Svantesson, #10 Guerra

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