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Martínez scores twice to extend streak, Atlanta beats NYCFC

August 12, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored twice to extend his MLS-record goals streak to 10 games and Atlanta United beat New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday.

Martínez has 10 goals in Atlanta’s last seven games and scored 15 times in his last 10.

Defending champion Atlanta (13-9-3) has won four of its last five games.

Julian Gressel, on the right side, played a high cross to the far post that Martínez headed home to make it 1-0 in 42nd minute. Martínez converted from spot in the 63rd to double the advantage.

Héber Araujo dos Santos capped the scoring in the 81st, blasting a first-timer, off a feed by Valentín Castellanos, into the net from the top of the area. New York City (10-5-8) has lost two of its last three games.

D.C. UNITED 2, GALAXY 1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lucas Rodríguez and Paul Arriola scored in D.C. United’s victory over Los Angeles.

Rodríguez side-footed a rebound into an open net to make it 2-1 in the 73rd minute. Ulises Segura’s shot from outside the box was stopped by a diving David Bingham but the rebound went directly to Arriola and the corner of the 6-yard box. His first-timer was parried by Bingham, but Rodríguez tapped in the putback from near the spot.

D.C. (10-7-9) snapped a three-game winless skid and won for just the second time in its last eight matches.

Favio Álvarez scored for the Galaxy (12-11-1). They have lost four of their last five games.

UNION 2, DYNAMO 1

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko and Jack Elliott scored in Philadelphia’s victory over Houston.

Elliott’s header gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead in the 78th minute. The Union (13-7-6) have won three of their last four games.

Christian Ramirez scored for Houston (9-13-3) in his Dynamo debut after being traded from Los Angeles FC on Wednesday. Houston has lost seven of its last eight games.

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