Andrew Carleton celebrates after scoring his goal in the second half of Atlanta United’s 4-0 win over Chattanooga on Saturday at Finley Stadium. (Miguel Martinez)

Atlanta United men of the match

Why not just one player? I’m in preseason form too.

The players are Yamil Asad, Miguel Almiron and Andrew Carleton.

“My goal, I received it really fast, turned and shot,” he said through a translator.

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He said he and teammate Chris Goslin, the team’s other Homegrown Player, had talked in the first half about what they might do if they scored. After Carleton’s goal, he ran to the Atlanta United supporter’s section and jumped into the crowd.

“It was a dream come true to get on the field and be able to play,” he said. “I try to take it step by step and enjoy it as much as possible. It’s what I’ve worked my whole life for and just hoping to continue to grow as a player and as a person to have more success.”

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