The incident happened with almost 60 minutes elapsed in the match, won 3-2 by Minnesota United.
According to Bleacher Report, Minnesota was ahead 1-0 when Atlanta goalkeeper Kyle Reynish came out of his area and tackled Abu Danladi. Villarreal went to check the replay to determine what action to take when an object came out of the crowd and hit him on the head.
“While walking towards the goal line, a plastic cup filled with beer was thrown from the lower level seating section striking Villarreal in the face,” according to the police report.
On Thursday, Major League Soccer banned Bachmeier from attending league matches, the organization said in a statement.
“MLS has no tolerance for this type of behavior or any behavior that threatens the safety of players, coaches, referees, staff and fans.”
Villarreal was treated by paramedics at the scene, police said.
“An arrest has been made and criminal charges have been filed regarding the incident at last night’s Atlanta United match,” Atlanta United said in a statement. “Our club is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all fans, players, officials and guests at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Disrespectful, reckless or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated at Atlanta United matches.”
It was Atlanta United's first loss at Mercedes-Benz Stadium this season.
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