ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored two goals in second-half stoppage time to help Atlanta United beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Atlanta (7-5-2) ended a two-game losing streak with its sixth win in eight games. Minnesota (6-5-3) had its two-game winning streak snapped.
Martínez has eight goals this season, six in the last seven games. He beat two defenders on a breakaway in the first minute of stoppage time and capitalized on an errant defensive header to win a one-on-one opportunity with goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
Atlanta took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute on Franco Escobar’s first goal of the season.
Atlanta goalkeeper Brad Guzan had a wild multi-save sequence in the 74th minute. He finished with his seventh shutout of the season.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 10th goal of the season in the 86th minute and Los Angeles beat Sporting Kansas City for its first road victory in the series since 2007.
Los Angeles (9-5-1) has won two straight after losing four in a row.
Favio Álvarez scored his first MLS goal in the 55th minute, heading in Ibrahimovic’s header across the goal. Ibrahimovic, in his first game back following a two-game suspension, chested Uriel Antuna’s pass on a breakaway and sent it off goalkeeper Tim Melia’s hands for his first goal since May 4.
Kansas City (3-5-5) has only won once in its last nine games.