Josef Martinez scores MLS-leading 14th goal, Atlanta wins
Atlanta (10-3-3), the Supporters’ Shield leader, handed Columbus (7-4-6) its second loss in its last 16 home games. United also snapped the Crew’s nine-game unbeaten streak.
Martinez opened the scoring in the 30th minute by heading home Ezequiel Barco’s corner kick. Martinez was injured on the play and was replaced at halftime. Martinez has six goals in the last four games.
Villalba, a second-half sub returning from injury, finished off Atlanta’s counter attack by rolling a shot under goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
Steffen had a 525-minute shutout streak snapped. The run was the eighth longest in MLS history.
Asad scored what appeared to be the winner in the 90th minute after Patrick Mullins found him unmarked in front of the net. ButHagglund tied it again seconds later when he connected on Osorio’s cross.
IMPACT 3, ORLANDO CITY 0
MONTREAL (AP) – Ignacio Piatti scored twice to end a five-game drought and Montreal beat Orlando City in the rain.
Montreal (5-11-0) also benefited from an own goal while handing Orlando City (6-8-1) its sixth straight defeat. The Impact picked up only their second victory in their last seven games.
Piatti, back after sitting out a game with a minor injury, scored from the spot 5 minutes in after Sahir Taider was tripped by Cristian Higuita in the penalty area.
RED BULLS 2, SOUNDERS 1
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) – Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 10th goal to help New York beat Seattle.
Daniel Royer gave New York (8-4-2) a 1-0 lead in the 37th minute, and Wright-Phillips made it 2-0 in the 52nd. Royer was left open at the far post for an easy finish of Florian Valot’s cross that got past three players. Wright-Phillips scored on a glancing header of Ethan Kutler’s chipped cross.
Harry Shipp scored for Seattle (3-8-2) in the 87nd minute.
FIRE 2, RAPIDS 2, TIE
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) – Aleksandar Katai scored the fourth goal of the game in the 24th minute and Chicago tied Colorado.
Chicago (5-7-4) is 1-2-2 in its last five road games. Colorado (2-9-3) ended a franchise-worst eight-game losing streak.
EARTHQUAKES 2, REVOLUTION 2, TIE
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Danny Hoesen scored two goals to help San Jose tie New England.
San Jose (2-9-4) avoided its first five-game losing streak since 2009. New England (6-4-6) is unbeaten in its last six games in the series, with three victories.
Hoesen opened the scoring in the 17th minute. After a defensive turnover, Hoesen dribbled into the penalty area and sent a left-footed shot past Matt Turner. Hoesen tied it at 2 in the 51st on a header for his ninth goal of the season.
Diego Fagundez tied it at 1 in the 31st by bending a free kick over the wall and inside the near post. Cristian Penilla scored his sixth goal of the season in the 43rd on a fast break to give New England the lead. Penilla dribbled down the left side, cut back his defender inside the box and smashed a shot into the top corner.