March 8, 2020 Atlanta: Atlanta United fans begin to fill Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the home opener against FC Cincinnati in a MLS soccer match on Saturday, March 8, 2020, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com
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An Atlanta United quiz to help pass the time

Looking to use some time?

Here’s a quiz about Atlanta United.

Some questions are fairly easy.

Some are very difficult. (Answer key below.)

Let me know by email at droberson@ajc.com or on twitter @DougRobersonAJC how you did.

1. On what date was Atlanta awarded a franchise? 

A. April 9, 2014 
B. April 16, 2014 
C. April 23, 2014  

2. Who scored the first goal in Atlanta United’s history? 

A. Josef Martinez 
B. Julian Gressel
C. Yamil Asad  

3. Who scored the first goal against Atlanta United? 

A. Daniel Royer 
B. Anton Walkes in an own-goal 
C. Bradley Wright-Phillips

4. Who provided the first assist in Atlanta United’s history? 

A. Leandro Gonzalez Pirez 
B. Tyrone Mears 
C. Carlos Carmona  

5. Who was the first player signed in club history? 

A. Junior Burgos 
B. Alex Tambakis
C. Jeffrey Otoo  

6. Who was the first free agent signed in the club’s history? 

A. Jacob Peterson 
B. Jeff Larentowicz
C. Sal Zizzo 

7. Which player had played the most games in the CONCACAF Champions League before the 2018 tournament? 

A. Michael Parkhurst 
B Jeff Larentowicz
C. Brek Shea  

8. Who was the first player selected by the club in its expansion draft? 

A. Donny Toia 
B. Alec Kann 
C. Zach Loyd  

9. How many players from that expansion draft are still with the club? 

A. Zero 
B. 1 
C. 2  

10. How many of Atlanta United’s superdraft picks have played for the team in a league game? 

A. 3 
B. 4 
C. 5 

11. What is the club’s record for shots in a game?

A. 26 
B. 29 
C. 31  

12. What is the club’s record for saves made by its goalkeeper in a game? 

A. 9 
B. 10 
C. 11  

13. What is the record for shots by an individual player in a game? 

A. 8. 
B. 9 
C. 10  

14. What is the record for fouls suffered by an Atlanta United player in one game? 

A. 6 
B. 7 
C. 8  

15. What is the record for fouls committed by an Atlanta United player in one game? 

A. 5 
B. 6 
C. 7  

16. Where was Atlanta United’s first preseason game played? 

A. Charleston 
B. Nashville 
C. Chattanooga 

17. In how many games has Atlanta United used an orange soccer ball? 

A. 0 
B. 1 
C. 2  

18. Which two players are tied as the club’s second-leading scorers in all competitions? 

A. Miguel Almiron and Julian Gressel 
B. Julian Gressel and Hector Villalba 
C. Miguel Almiron and Hector Villalba  

19. Which non-expansion MLS team has Atlanta United yet to defeat? 

A. Seattle 
B. Toronto 
C. Vancouver 

20. Against which MLS team does Atlanta United have the greatest goal difference in league games? 

A. Orlando 
B. New England 
C. Minnesota 

21. How many non-expansion MLS teams have yet to earn a point against Atlanta United? 

A. 1 
B. 2 
C. 3  

22. For what club is Jose Hernandez now playing? 

A. Atletico Venezuela 
B. Colo Colo 
C. Estudiantes 

23. What is the team record for wins in a season? 

A. 20 
B. 21 
C. 22  

24. What is the team record for fewest losses in a season? 

A. 5 
B. 6 
C. 7 

25. Which player holds the record for single-season league games played? 

A. Hector Villalba 
B. Michael Parkhurst 
C. Brad Guzan  

26. Which player holds the club record for minutes played in the regular season? 

A. Leandro Gonzalez Pirez 
B. Miles Robinson 
C. Brad Guzan   

27. Which player holds the club record for fouls suffered in the regular season? 

A. Yamil Asad 
B. Miguel Almiron 
C. Ezequiel Barco 

28. Which player holds the club record for fouls committed in the regular season? 

A. Carlos Carmona 
B. Leandro Gonzalez Pirez 
C. Brek Shea  

29. What is the club record for saves in the regular season? 

A. 90 
B. 91 
C. 92 

30. What is highest percentage of passes Atlanta United has completed in one game? 

A. 92.22 
b. 93.36 
C. 94.03 

Answer key

1. B.
2. C.
3. A.
4. B.
5. B.
6. B. Larentowicz’s signing was announced on Dec. 14, 2016, a few days before Jacob Peterson’s on Dec. 19. 
7. C.
8. A.
9. B. Alec Kann. 
10. B. Miles Robinson, Julian Gressel, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu and Paul Christensen. 
11. C. It came against Philadelphia on June 2, 2018. 
12. A. It came against NYCFC on June 9, 2018. 
13. B. Miguel Almiron against Vancouver on March 17, 2018. 
14. B. It happened three times, most recently against Leandro Gonzalez Pirez against Sporting KC on May 9, 2018. 
15. A. It has happened three times, most recently by Eric Remedi against NYCFC in September 2019. 
16. C.  Feb. 11, 2017.
17. B. In Minnesota in 2017. 
18. C. Almiron and Villalba are tied with 22 goals each. 
19. A.
20. B. Atlanta United has a goal difference of plus-13 against the Revs. 
21. C. San Jose, L.A. Galaxy and Colorado have yet to earn even a draw against the Five Stripes in three meetings each. 
22. A. He is playing in his native Venezuela.
23. B. In 2018.
24. C. In 2018. 
25. A. Villalba in 2017. He started all 34 games. 
26. B. Robinson played 2,978 minutes in 2019.
27. A. Asad suffered 95 fouls in 2017. 
28. A. Carmona was called for 55 fouls in 2017. 
29. B. Guzan finished with 91. 
30. C. It happened against Philadelphia in June 2018.

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