Martinez scores twice, Atlanta shuts out Cincinnati 2-0
Martinez gave Atlanta (16-11-3) the lead in the 59th minute on a shot 12 yards out from the center of the box, assisted by Gonzalo Pity Martinez. Martinez sealed it in the 65th on a shot 11 yards out from the center of the box, assisted by Julian Gressel.
Atlanta outshot Cincinnati (6-22-3) 15 to 12, with seven shots on goal.
Atlanta drew seven corner kicks, committed 11 fouls and was given three yellow cards. Cincinnati drew four corner kicks, committed nine fouls and was given one yellow card.
Both teams next play Saturday. Atlanta hosts the San Jose Earthquakes while Cincinnati plays the Chicago Fire.