Miguel Almiron and Hector Villalba hug after a goal in the first half of Saturday’s preseason game in Chattanooga. (Miguel Martinez)

Who scored Atlanta United’s first goal?

Forward Kenwyne Jones, in the penalty box because he was defending a corner kick, cleared a cross with his head, sending the ball to midfielder Miguel Almiron. He ran more than 40 yards with the ball before laying it off to Villalba, closing in on his left. Villalba’s first shot struck Chattanooga goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck in the chest, hit Villalba and rolled into the goal.

It was a lightning-quick counter-attack and showed the speed of Atlanta United’s midfield. The two who combined for the goal are Designated Players. The third, Josef Martinez, didn’t start.

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