Josef Martínez scores twice, Atlanta United beats Fire
The Red Bulls (7-5-3) opened the scoring with the help of an own goal in the 58th minute. Murillo sent in a low hard cross that deflected off a pair of RSL defenders, with Marcelo Silva getting credited with the own goal. Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando saved the Red Bulls’ first five shots on target before conceding the first goal.
Royer made it 2-0 a minute later, gathering Romero “Kaku” Gamarra’s pass and beating Rimando into the right corner. Murillo scored the Red Bulls’ third goal in seven minutes with a shot that benefited from a deflection off Real Salt Lake’s Aaron Herrera. Fernandez smashed home Andreas Ivan’s cross in the 83rd minute.
Real Salt Lake dropped to 6-8-1.
ATLANTA UNITED 2, FIRE 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored twice in the first half to help Atlanta beat Chicago.
Martínez opened the scoring for Atlanta (8-5-2) in the 12th minute. Gonzalo “Pity” Martínez slotted a pass forward in the middle of the penalty area and Josef Martínez put it into the back of the net.
Josef Martínez finished a breakaway from the top of the 18-yard box to make it 2-0 in the 43rd minute. He has 10 goals this season.
The Fire dropped to 4-6-6.
NEW YORK CITY FC 2, CREW 2, TIE
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Valentín Castellanos scored the tying goal with a 35-yard shot in the 76th minute and New York City held on for the draw with Columbus Crew.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1, DYNAMO 1, TIE
Houston (7-3-3) extended its home unbeaten streak to nine games.
ORLANDO CITY 3, IMPACT 0
MONTREAL (AP) — Nani, Tesho Akindele and Will Johnson scored in the first half in Orlando City’s victory over Montreal.
Orlando City (5-7-3) had won only once in its previous six games. Evan Bush was beaten three times on five shots for the Impact (7-7-3).
FC DALLAS 2, SOUNDERS 1
Raúl Ruidíaz scored in the 65th minute for the Sounders (7-3-5), netting a 20-yard shot with a deflection off defender Matt Hedges.
RAPIDS 3, FC CINCINNATI 1
Andre Shinyashiki scored for Colorado (3-9-3). The Rapids are unbeaten with three wins in their last four after going winless for the first 11 games of the season.
Kekuta Manneh scored for FC Cincinnati (3-10-2).
LOS ANGELES FC 3, TIMBERS 2
Vela, Major League Soccer’s goals and assists leader, helped LAFC (11-1-4) fend off Portland’s late rally to end the Timbers’ 15-game win streak in home openers.
Christhian Paredes and Brian Fernandez scored for Portland (4-7-2).