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Atlanta United 4, LA Galaxy 0 | 2017 MLS Match Recap

Atlanta United cannot stop scoring. United shut down a struggling 10-man LA Galaxy, scoring all four goals in the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Atlanta went up early, with three goals in seven minutes, including a brace from Yamil Asad. The Galaxy did not do themselves any favors when Jermaine Jones was booked soon after for violent conduct in the 39th minute. 

Unlike their 7-0 victory over New England, ATL settled into a controlled possession game in the second half, and kept a clean sheet for the eighth time this season. 

Box Score

Three Things

  1. WELCOME HOME: ATL has now scored two or more goals in the last five MLS matches. Since taking up stakes in their new home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the club has recorded 17 goals in four matches, finishing 3-0-1. 
  2. SLIPPING ON THE GOLDEN BOOT?: MLS has yet to see goal-scoring domination like that of Josef Martinez's current streak. With 17 goals so far -- and at least one goal in each of the last four matches -- Martinez is quickly catching-up to current MLS Golden Boot leader David Villa (19) of NYCFC. 
  3. BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS: Jermaine Jones' first-half red card was only the latest in a series of misplays for the Galaxy, who've struggled to stay competitive of late. Far below the current playoff line, LA's 4-0 loss puts the club at an uncharacteristic 7-16-6. 

Next Up

  • ATL: Sunday, Sept. 24 - vs Montreal (5 pm ET | FOX, FOX Deportes;  MLS LIVE in Canada)
  • LA: Sunday, Sept. 24 - at Kansas City (2 pm ET | FOX | FOX Deportes | MLS LIVE)
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