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Martinez misses penalty kick, Atlanta falls to Toronto

June 27, 2019
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Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow tackles Atlanta United midfielder Gonzalo Martinez (10) during the first half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Toronto. (Andrew Lahodynskyj/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Atlanta forward Pity Martinez missed a penalty kick moments in extra time after Toronto FC’s Alejandro Polzuelo converted one, giving the Reds a 3-2 victory over United on Wednesday night.

Toronto defender Richie Laryea was brought down in the box for a penalty kick, setting up Polzuelo’s second goal of the game. Martinez was awarded his second penalty kick of the game when video review showed a hand ball inside the box from defender Nick DeLeon.

Tsubasa Endoh scored in the first minute for Toronto (6-7-4). Martinez tied it in the 17th on his first penalty kick, and Julian Gressel gave United (8-6-2) the lead in the 22nd. Pozuelo tied it at 2 in the 27th.

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