WATCH: Gonzalez Pirez scores first goal for Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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The Argentine center back netted in the 14th minute of a 3-0 victory over FC Dallas to christen the new venue

Leandro Gonzalez Pirez and Atlanta United have opened their new digs in style.

The MLS expansion side played its first match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, rolling to a 3-0 victory over FC Dallas.

It was Gonzalez Pirez who claimed the honors of scoring the first goal at the state-of-the-art stadium, tapping home at the far post in the 14th minute after Hector Villalba flicked on a Miguel Almiron cross.

Josef Martinez then made it 2-0 moments after second-half kickoff, sending the 45,314 fans into raptures by converting Almiron's low service across the box.

And Greg Garza capped the scoring in the 68th minute, scoring from point-blank range after Martinez expertly dummied Villalba's service.

Atlanta (11-8-6) sits in the sixth and final playoff in the Eastern Conference entering Wednesday's match at home against the New England Revolution.

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