The delay arrived in the 75th minute with Atlanta leading, 3-2. The Open Cup clash eventually resumed played at 9:27 p.m., ending a 48-minute break.
Atlanta built their lead on the strength of a brace from Brandon Vazquez, giving the striker four goals in the tournament. Miles Robinson scored the Five Stripes' other on a corner kick in the 14th minute for his first professional goal.
We're back on the field in Columbus 🙌
Kickoff for the final 15 minutes scheduled for 9:27 pm EST pic.twitter.com/tXLDA6vzMJ— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) June 19, 2019
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Taking advantage of sloppy conditions, the Crew twice clawed their way back, starting with David Accam’s strike atop the 18-yard box in the 40th minute. The other arrived in the 71st minute when a squared cross from substitute Waylon Francis squeezed under Brad Guzan for an own goal.
These Eastern Conference foes are no strangers to rain-soaked conditions, as the Crew won, 2-0, over Atlanta back on March 30 amid downpours. That game was also held in Columbus.