Andrew Carleton became the first homegrown signing for Atlanta United FC earlier this year to kick off what has been an amazing 12 months for Atlanta soccer. He proved his merit again this week when the U-17 US Men’s National Team destroyed Portugal 7-1 with Carleton scoring a brace. (That’s 2 goals, dumbies)
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Goal Scoring Rundown:
USA – Andrew Carleton (penalty kick), 8th minute: After goalkeeper Justin Garces made a routine save at the other end, the USA quickly moved into transition. From the midfield stripe, Arturo Vasquez played a well-placed through ball that Ayo Akinola got on the end of before being chopped down in the penalty area by Joao Pedro Monteiro Oliveira, forcing center referee Farhad Dadkho to point to the spot. Up stepped Andrew Carleton who sent Portugal goalkeeper Joao Monteiro the wrong way as he expertly fired his penalty into the top left corner. USA 1, POR 0
USA – Andrew Carleton (George Acosta), 37th minute: The U.S. restored their two-goal edge when another turnover in midfield saw George Acosta play a looping ball into the box for Carleton. The recent Atlanta United signing took the ball on the bounce, sending his left-footed half-volley into the lower right corner of the net for his second of the match. USA 3, POR 1
USA – Ayo Akinola (Andrew Carleton), 63rd minute: The U.S. added a fifth goal just after the hour mark when a cross from the left was chased down by Sargent, who played back for Carleton at the top of the box. Looking for his hat trick, Carleton was off the mark with his shot, but it fell directly into Akinola’s path, who redirected past Monteiro from close range. USA 5, POR 1
2 goals and an assist. No bid deal.
Guess what….he’s also a bad boy
USA – Andrew Carleton (caution) 31st minute