ATLUTD vs LA Galaxy
Atlanta United Wins Again!
Topple Galaxy 4-0
ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 20, 2017) Atlanta United continued its winning ways with a dominating 4-0 win against LA Galaxy on Wednesday night. United improved its record to 3-0-1 in the new Mercedes-Benz stadium. During that span, United has outscored its opponents 17-3.
United jumped out to an early lead with a goal by Josef Martinez in the 13’. It was his eighth goal in the past four games, and his 17th of the season. Martinez was Alcatel MLS player of the week for his consecutive hat tricks.
From there, Yamil Asad took over. He quickly added two goals of his own (15’ and 20’). That goal, plus his assists on the other two goals, garnered him Man of the Match status.
Later in the half at 39’, LA Galaxy’s Jermaine Jones received a red card for violent conduct. The Galaxy played the remainder of the goal at a man disadvantage.
Miguel Almiron closed out the scoring in the game with a goal in 43’. It was Almiron’s ninth goal of the season.
United cruised in the second half. The defense was once again stellar. It was the third shutout in the past four games. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan had his fourth clean sheet out of his nine appearances thus far. He has a paltry .89 goals against.
Notes: Both Almiron and Asad are in the top 10 in assists in all of MLS…United entered the contest in fifth place. With the three points for the win, Atlanta moved in to fourth place…attendance was 42,723, which was another sellout for the club…United’s Brandon Vazquez received a red card in the 82’.