Frank de Boer has won his first prize with Atlanta United. His team won Club América 3-2 on Wednesday-evening (local time) in the final of the Campeones Cup, in which the winner of the Mexican tournament Campeón de Campeones takes on the US champion.
De Boer's team had an excellent start and took the lead in the fifth minute via Emerson Hyndman. Former Vitesse player Renato Ibarra brought the Mexicans to the same level shortly thereafter.
Atlanta was in possession of the ball but was unable to get many chances in the first half. In the second part of the game, De Boer's team had to show resilience after Roger Martinez had taken care of the 1-2. The backlog was cleared by goals from Jeff Larentowicz and club top scorer Josef Martinez over a five-minute period. The latter used a penalty kick.
A red card for Bruno Valdez helped Atlanta get into the saddle, after which the De Boer team quietly played the numerical surplus.
De Boer is in the race to win even more prizes. His team is at the top of the Eastern Conference and still plays the American cup final against Minnesota FC on August 28.