Orlando City Soccer’s Júnior Urso Scores First City Goal in 3-1 Victory Against Atlanta United

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Next match will be in Nashville on Sept. 2

Orlando City SC (4-2-2, 14 points) earned a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon over Atlanta United (3-4-0, 9 points) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Orlando City SC image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Orlando City SC (4-2-2, 14 points) earned a 3-1 victory on Saturday afternoon over Atlanta United (3-4-0, 9 points) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Júnior Urso scored his first goal as a Lion to open the scoring in the match in the 13th minute, followed by a finish from Chris Mueller in the 35th to give the visitors a two-goal lead at the half.

The goal was Mueller’s sixth of the year, setting a new single-season high and tying LAFC forward Diego Rossi for the league-lead. Nani added the insurance goal in the 86th to give the Lions their second-consecutive victory.

With an assist on Urso’s goal, Mueller recorded his 14th for the Club, moving into second in its history to tie former Lion Yoshi Yotún. Coming into the match, Mueller sat tied at third with former City forward Carlos Rivas.

Head Coach Oscar Pareja:
“The message right away was that we were very happy for the group today that played with a lot of commitment, energy and discipline, especially. They got three points that are going to be marked in the history of the Club. The three points are the most important, but it’s motivation as well for them knowing that this is the first time they beat Atlanta. We’re happy, we keep going. There’s a short turnaround and we’re proud of those boys, they’re doing well.”

Next Match: The Lions remain on the road for a midweek fixture at Nashville SC on Wednesday, Sept. 2, serving as their first trip to the Music City.

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