Akindele’s 2 goals spark FC Dallas past Atlanta United, 3-2
Atlanta (11-4-4), unbeaten in its previous six matches, took the lead on a pair of goals by Josef Martinez.
Martinez’s first goal, a sliding redirect of Hector Villalba’s pass into the box, evened the match just before intermission. His second goal, in the 73rd minute on a shot from open space outside the top of the box, put Atlanta in front.
Akindele, who came on in the 75th minute, evened the match on a breakaway 11 minutes later. Then he got a foot on a loose ball on a corner kick for the game winner in the 88th minute.
FC Dallas (10-2-5) has won six of its last nine games in league play and is unbeaten in its last 15 home games (seven wins, eight draws) – its longest home streak since a 19-game stretch from August 29, 2015 to September 3, 2016.