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2017 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Josef Martinez (13')
  • Yamil Asad (16', 20')
  • Miguel Almirón (43')
  • Brandon Vazquez (82')
  • Jermaine Jones (39')

Red-hot Atlanta United pile on LA Galaxy season-long woe

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Atlanta 4-0 LA Galaxy: ATL rampant again (3:33)

Atlanta United scored four first-half goals en route to a crushing home win over LA, with both teams ending with 10 men each. (3:33)

ATLANTA -- Yamil Asad scored twice, Josef Martinez netted his 17th goal and Atlanta United cruised past the LA Galaxy 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Atlanta scored three goals in seven minutes for a 3-0 lead midway through the first half and cruised in the second half to extend its home unbeaten streak to 10 games.

Martinez opened the scoring in the 13th minute for his seventh goal in seven days. Asad beat his defender at the edge of the box, sent it across the goal and Martinez redirected it home.

Asad scored three minutes later. Jon Kempin punched away Hector Villalba's close-range smash, Miguel Almiron's rebound attempt was deflected wide and Asad tapped it home first time.

In the 20th minute, Villalba got past the defense for a through ball and found Asad wide open for an easy tap-in.

LA's Jermaine Jones was then given a straight red card in the 39th minute for kicking out at Almiron, who four minutes later chipped Kempin on a breakaway to make it 4-0.

Martinez moved two goals shy of New York City's David Villa for the Golden Boot award for Atlanta, who had Brandon Vazquez sent off in the 82nd minute for a late challenge.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portland Timbers 34 +10 53
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +13 53
3 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 +1 52
4 Houston Dynamo 34 +12 50
5 Sporting Kansas City 34 +11 49
6 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -21 46
7 FC Dallas 34 0 46
8 Real Salt Lake 34 -6 45
9 Minnesota United FC 34 -23 36
10 Colorado Rapids 34 -20 33
11 LA Galaxy 34 -22 32

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Toronto FC 34 +37 69
2 New York City FC 34 +13 57
3 Chicago Fire 34 +14 55
4 Atlanta United FC 34 +30 55
5 Columbus Crew SC 34 +4 54
6 New York Red Bulls 34 +6 50
7 New England Revolution 34 -8 45
8 Philadelphia Union 34 +3 42
9 Montreal Impact 34 -6 39
10 Orlando City SC 34 -19 39
11 DC United 34 -29 32

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