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Atlanta United Dominates Orlando City 4-0
Atlanta, GA – Atlanta United wasted little time getting on the scoreboard Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz. Just three minutes in to the match, Josef Martinez scored his league leading 15th goal of the season. From then on, it was all Atlanta United.
Not to be outdone, Miguel Almiron scored two goals, both in the second half. The remaining goal was credited to Ezequiel Barco. It was Barco’s fourth goal of the season.
The defense was once again stellar. Brad Guzan, Mr Clean Sheet, recorded another shutout. He had a lot of help from the back line. He was also aided by a Mikey Ambrose kick save in front of the goal during the first half. That play aided in him getting named “Man of the Match.”
United remained unbeaten against Orlando City during the two year southern rivalry. Orlando has now gone three matches without scoring a goal, dropping their record to 6-10-1. Atlanta improves to 11-3-4 on the season and increased their league lead in points. Attendance was 71,932.
Atlanta travels to Dallas on Wednesday night for a July 4th clash with FC Dallas. FC Dallas is tied for first place in the Western Conference.