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Jul 21, 2019 at 9pm UK at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Attendance: 44,405
AtlantaAtlanta United
2-0
DC United
Martinez (89'), Martinez (92')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: MLS star's trick shot penalty goes horribly wrong

Venezuela international Martinez made amends after a terrible miss from the spot.

Josef Martinez shook off the embarrassment of a dreadful penalty miss to seal Atlanta United's 2-0 win over DC United as the defending Major League Soccer champions moved up to second in the Eastern Conference.

Pity Martinez came off the bench to break the deadlock in the 89th minute before Josef Martinez sealed the victory in injury time on Sunday.

DC United, who were without former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney, should have fallen behind midway through the second half but Josef Martinez's elaborate attempt sailed high over the crossbar.

However, the Venezuela international made amends at the end as Atlanta moved three points behind Philadelphia Union with a game in hand.

Brian Fernandez's impressive start to his MLS career continued as he scored both goals in Portland Timbers' 2-1 victory over Seattle Sounders.

Fernandez made his first appearance for Portland in May, having joined from Mexican side Necaxa, and has now scored eight times in nine matches. Raul Rudiaz replied for the Sounders.

Brian White scored the only goal as New York Red Bulls won 1-0 at Orlando City, while Dominique Badji and Jesus Ferreira were on target in a 2-0 victory for FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City.

New England Revolution defeated lowly FC Cincinnati 2-0, making it seven games without a loss since former United States boss Bruce Arena was appointed as manager. Carles Gil and Antonio Delamea Mlinar scored the goals.

Doneil Henry gave Vancouver Whitecaps the early lead at home against San Jose Earthquakes, but goals from Valeri Qazaishvili, Chris Wondolowski and Magnus Eriksson turned the game 3-1 in the visitors' favour.

Sebastian Anderson scored after six minutes and was sent off in the 33rd as Colorado Rapids lost 2-1 at home to New York City FC. Heber and Alexandru Mitrița found the net for the visitors after Anderson's dismissal.

Marcelo Silva cancelled out Darwin Quintero's opening goal for Minnesota United FC to earn Real Salt Lake a 1-1 draw.

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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia17104329141534
2Orlando City1896331191233
3Columbus Crew159422491531
4Toronto158432518728
5New York City FCNY City167271814423
6New England RevolutionNew England155641513221
7New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls146261716120
8Montreal ImpactMontreal155192028-816
9Chicago Fire144371822-415
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta144281319-614
11FC CincinnatiCincinnati15357922-1314
12DC United142571120-911
13Inter MiamiInter Miami143291222-1011

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portland TimbersPortland1810443528734
2Seattle SoundersSeattle1473430161424
3Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd176563026423
4Los Angeles FCLos Angeles166463731622
5Sporting Kansas CityKansas156362523221
6Dallas135531913620
7Colorado RapidsColorado135442520519
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake154652126-518
9San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes164572545-2017
10Houston DynamoHouston143742124-316
11Nashville SCNashville134451114-316
12Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver155191731-1416
13Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy134361722-515

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