Atlanta United defeats FC Cincinnati 4-0

Sep 15, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Members of  Atlanta United celebrate after a goal against FC Cincinnati during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

ATLANTA – A new-look FC Cincinnati starting lineup didn't look ready for the challenge a surging Atlanta United posed. 

Hosting an FC Cincinnati side with Luciano Acosta, Geoff Cameron and other regular starters on the bench, Atlanta United scored early and ran away with the match by the early second half on Wednesday at Mercedes Benz Stadium. 

Atlanta triumphed, 4-0, and moved into the Eastern Conference playoff positions with the win, which was its fifth in the last six matches. 

An announced crowd of 42,501 attended the match.

Josef Martinez scored twice but it was Luiz Araujo's opener in the fifth minute that set the tone for the game. 

Araujo beat four FC Cincinnati defenders on an individual run made for highlight reels. 

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