Atlanta United Advances To Quarterfinals In CONCACAF Champions League
Atlanta United is advancing to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League tournament after a 3-0 win on Tuesday at Kennesaw State University.
Pity Martinez and Josef Martinez combined for all three Atlanta goals, eliminating the Honduran team Motagua from the tournament.
United hosted the second leg against Motagua at KSU's Fifth Third Bank Stadium, where the team is undefeated after six games at the venue.
Fans brought all their energy at tonight's game. Bravo #ATLUTD on a 3-0 shutout. Onward to the quarterfinals #ActionAtTheFraction #UniteAndConquer pic.twitter.com/A3YbkGWSy8— Rickey Bevington (@rickeybevington) February 26, 2020
“This is a good first step,” United head coach Frank De Boer said after the match. “There is a long season to go, but what I saw today gave me a lot of confidence.”
The team will return to the campus of KSU for next month’s quarterfinal CONCACAF match, with Mercedes Benz Stadium already scheduled to host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.
But first, Atlanta must travel to face winner of the Club América and Comunicaciones matchup for the first leg of the series.
United will now take a break from international play to prepare for its MLS season opener this weekend in Tennessee against one the league's newest teams, Nashville SC.
That game will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday.