Atlanta United FC rookie and former Friar Julian Gressel connected with a lefty strike for his first MLS goal against the Timbers in Portland. The goal was the lone score for ATL and tied the game up against Portland 1-1 in the 45th minute. The Timbers are in 4th place in the Western division and own a very strong homefield advantage with their crowd, so the goal must come extra sweet for Gressel against the good competition and hostile environment.
Perfect placement 👌@JulianGressel with his first ever @MLS goal! #UniteAndConquer pic.twitter.com/MCa9KZZ17X— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) May 16, 2017
Gressel was rightfully named the man of the match with his first goal. Here's looking its the first of many to come for the PC product.