The NASL Spring champion Atlanta Silverbacks again triumphed away to Minnesota United just as they did on July 4 to win the first half of the season title.
The Silverbacks held on to a 1-0 lead they had taken into at halftime to leave with all three points. Minnesota had the majority of the chances and possession, but Atlanta had luck on their side.
Silverbacks defender Mike Randolph scored a quick goal off a corner in the 22nd minute to give Atlanta the lead and Brian Haynes’ side worked hard to preserve their slim advantge.
United had several chances to tie the game with Pablo Campos the main threat, but nothing the hosts did seemed to be able to help them find the back of the net. Atlanta keeper Joe Nasco was forced to make some great saves to keep his team in front, including a goal line stop from a Connor Tobin header late in the game.
New additions Calum Mallace and Sinisa Ubiparipovic both started the game and saw a significant amount of the ball and Brian Kallman threatened the Atlanta goal with several crosses, but also saw red and was sent of in the second half.
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