MLS Preseason 2020: Josef Martinez scores as Atlanta United beat New York Red Bulls 2-1

Atlanta United and the New York Red Bulls kicked off their respective preseason slates in a 90-minute friendly contested in three 30-minute periods at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

The Five Stripes, who have had camp open a bit longer because of their preparations for the Concacaf Champions League, came out 2-1 winners, with Josef Martinez and the Five Stripes showing us at least one glimpse of an attack that looks in midseason form.

All the scoring came prior to the first intermission, with Florian Valot leveling early for New York and Ezequiel Barco scoring the eventual winner for Atlanta.

Atlanta's next preseason fixture comes next Wednesday against the Philadelphia Union. The Red Bulls are in Bradenton through February 1 with upcoming exhibitions against the University of South Florida and D.C. United.

Goals:

  • 7' — RBNY — Florian Valot
  • ATL — Josef Martinez
  • ATL — Ezequiel Barco

Lineups:

NY Red Bulls starting XI (4-4-2): Ryan Meara – Rece Buckmaster, Sean Nealis, Tim Parker, Patrick Seagrist – Florian Valot, Sean Davis, Chris Lema, Daniel Royer – Brian White, Niko Petridis

Atlanta starting XI (4-2-3-1): Brad Guzan – Edgar Castillo, Fernando Meza, Miles Robinson, Franco Escobar – Eric Remedi, Mo Adams – Brooks Lennon, Ezequiel Barco, Gonzalo Martinez – Josef Martinez

NY Red Bulls 30th minute (4-2-3-1): Wallis Lapsley – Rece Buckmaster (John Tolkin), Sean Nealis (Amro Tarek), Tim Parker (Roy Boateng), Patrick Seagrist (Kyle Duncan) – Sean Davis (Kyle Zajec), Marc Rzatkowski – Cherif Dieye, Alex Muyl, Deri Corfe – Brian White (Tom Barlow)

NY Red Bulls 60th minute (4-2-3-1): Kendall McIntosh – John Tolkin, Amro Tarek, Roy Boateng, Kyle Duncan – Barry Sharifi Kyle Duncan – Jared Stroud, Ben Mines, Stavros Zarokostas – Tom Barlow

Series: 

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