MLS Wrapup AT­LANTA UNITED ROMPS TO WIN OVER CHICAGO

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at­lanta» Josef Martínez scored twice in the sec­ond half, push­ing his league-lead­ing to­tal to five, and ex­pan­sion At­lanta United won its sec­ond straight, de­feat­ing the Chicago Fire 4-0 on Satur­day.

Chicago (1-1-1) dug an early hole, con­ced­ing an own goal in the fourth minute and then hav­ing Jo­han Kap­pel­hof sent off with a red card in the 11th minute.

The own goal — Ju­lian Gres­sel’s cross from just out of the box on the right de­flected off Bran­don Vin­cent and went past keeper Jorge Bava— was enough for Alec Kann to post the first shutout in At­lanta (2-1-0) his­tory.

Martínez, who had a hat trick in last week’s 6-1 win over fel­low first-year team Min­nesota, sand­wich his goals around the first for Héc­tor Vil­lalba.

Miguel Almirón set up Martínez in the 60th minute, Vil­lalba scored unas­sisted seven min­utes later and Martínez capped the rout in the 82nd minute, as­sisted by Yamil Asad.

Kann, who had two shutouts last sea­son as a backup for Sport­ing Kansas City, had three saves.

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