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Carleton's wonder-brace gives Atlanta United Academy youth championship

Boosted by a fabulous brace from Andrew Carleton, the club’s first-ever Homegrown Player signing, Atlanta United’s youth academy won the U-15/16 USSDA National Title with a 2-1 victory over defending champion FC Dallas on Sunday.

The goal that proved the matchwinner was a thunderous, 25-yard volley that the US U-17 regular struck on the run, at the time giving Atlanta a 2-0 lead.

Only three minutes earlier, Carleton also scored on a tantalizing, dipping free kick at looped over FCD's defensive wall and inside the right post to give Atlanta the lead:

FC Dallas pulled a goal back late on a free kick, but couldn't prevent Atlanta's academy from capturing the national crown in its first season.


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