MLS Review: Martinez ties record in Atlanta win, D.C. United stays hot

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ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS
The Venezuelan star scored his 27th of the season, while Wayne Rooney's side continued their strong form at home and LAFC earned a win over Colorado

Atlanta United defeated the Columbus Crew 3-1 on Sunday, with Josef Martinez netting a record goal in the process.

The home side took the lead in the 31st minute, and it was a record-tying effort. 

Martinez tied the MLS single-season scoring record with his 27th goal, taking advantage of a Columbus turnover near midfield before cutting onto his left foot and firing home. 

Columbus struck back five minutes into the second half, however, as Gyasi Zardes collected a pass near the top of the box and buried a low shot into the far corner. 

With 15 minutes to go, Atlanta grabbed the winner through Hector Villalba, who collected a long clearance and dribbled unmolested until reaching the box, where he drove past a defender and cut a low finish into the corner. 

The home side put the game beyond doubt six minutes later when Martinez laid a pass off to Miguel Almiron, who placed a sidefooted effort past Zack Steffen in the Crew goal. 

Meanwhile, D.C. United won their fourth game in five as they defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 at Audi Field. 

Luciano Acosta fired the home side in front after 12 minutes after getting on the end of a low cross from Paul Arriola. 

United killed the game off just minutes from time, as Zoltan Stieber finished a breakaway after Revs midfielder Scott Caldwell had been sent off for his second yellow. 

Elsewhere, Lee Nguyen and Diego Rossi scored to give Los Angeles FC a 2-0 win at home over the Colorado Rapids

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