Villalba, Gressel score to lead Atlanta past Toronto 2-0

Soccer 05/08/19, 20:14

Hector Villalba and Julian Gressel scored to lead Atlanta United to its third victory in a row, 2-0 over Toronto FC in a matchup of the last two MLS Cup champions Wednesday night.After a sluggish start under new coach Frank de Boer, United (4-3-2) suddenly looks like the team that ...

Martinez, Barco help Atlanta United beat Sporting KC 3-0

Soccer 05/05/19, 22:46

Josef Martinez scored twice, Ezequiel Barco added a goal and an assist and Atlanta United beat Sporting Kansas City 3-0 on Sunday night.Martinez, the MLS MVP last year after breaking the MLS season record with 31 goals, had just two goals coming into the game.He opened the scoring in the ...

Barco, Atlanta United rally for 1-1 tie win Union

Soccer 03/17/19, 20:41

Ezequiel Barco came on in the 67th minute and scored three minutes later to help Atlanta United tie the Philadelphia Union 1-1 on Sunday night.Defending champion Atlanta (0-1-2) used a series of quick passes to move to ball from the left to the right side where Julian Gressel first-timed a ...

Late goal gives FC Cincinnati a 1-1 tie vs Atlanta United

Soccer 03/10/19, 18:38

Atlanta United unveiled its championship banner Sunday, and then turned in another disappointing performance.Josef Martinez scored an early goal but the lead didn't stand up for the defending MLS Cup champions. Roland Lamah scored in the 86th minute to give expansion FC Cincinnati its first point with a 1-1 draw.An ...

Morris, Martinez, Rooney highlight players to watch in ’19

Soccer 03/01/19, 12:48

With the MLS season beginning this weekend, here are nine players or duos to keep an eye on in 2019:— Josef Martinez and Pity Martinez, Atlanta United. Josef Martinez, the reigning Golden Boot winner, decided not to move overseas and instead signed a new deal to remain in Atlanta. He ...

MVP Martinez signs 5-year extension with Atlanta United

Sports 01/16/19, 11:59

Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez has signed a five-year contract extension with Atlanta United, ending questions whether might be heading back to Europe after a record season.Atlanta United announced the deal Wednesday, which runs through the 2023 season. No terms were released, but Martinez figured to get a hefty ...

United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s 1st title since ’95

Sports 12/08/18, 22:18

Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champions.Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave the city its first title since 1995 with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final Saturday ...

‘El Tata’ thanks fans for support ahead of Atlanta farewell

Soccer 12/06/18, 15:40

Tata Martino's love affair with Atlanta's soccer fans didn't have to last long to have meaning.On Thursday, Atlanta United's coach expressed his appreciation for the fans' record-breaking support as his team prepared for Saturday's MLS Cup final against the Portland Timbers."First I just want to say thank you to Atlanta ...

Atlanta’s Martinez wins MVP award in Major League Soccer

Soccer 12/05/18, 14:04

Josef Martinez claimed the MVP award from Major League Soccer after shattering the record for goals in a season and leading Atlanta United to the championship game.The 25-year-old Venezuelan striker received his Landon Donovan trophy during a ceremony Wednesday at the headquarters of United owner Arthur Blank.Martinez already earned the ...

Atlanta United routs New York Red Bulls 3-0 in East final

Sports 11/25/18, 22:34

Josef Martinez, Franco Escobar and Hector Villalba scored and Atlanta United blew out the Supporters' Shield-winning New York Red Bulls 3-0 on Sunday in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference final.Atlanta gave itself a huge edge heading into the second leg Thursday night in Harrison, New Jersey. The winner ...

Atlanta United routs New York Red Bulls 3-0 in East final

Sports 11/25/18, 19:38

Josef Martinez, Franco Escobar and Hector Villalba scored and Atlanta United blew out the Supporters' Shield-winning New York Red Bulls 3-0 on Sunday in the opening leg of the Eastern Conference final.Atlanta gave itself a huge edge heading into the second leg Thursday night in Harrison, New Jersey. The winner ...

Martinez scores twice, Atlanta United beats NYCFC 3-1

Soccer 11/11/18, 20:50

Josef Martinez scored two goals and Atlanta United won the first playoff series in franchise history, knocking off New York City FC 3-1 in the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday.Atlanta won the two-game series 4-1 on aggregate, finishing off the visiting team with Martinez's second goal on ...

Martinez scores 2 goals, Atlanta United beats NYCFC 3-1

Soccer 11/11/18, 20:46

Josef Martinez scored two goals and Atlanta United won the first playoff series in franchise history, knocking off New York City FC 3-1 in the second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday.Atlanta won the two-game series 4-1 on aggregate, finishing off the visiting team with Martinez's second goal on ...

After knockout chaos, teams set for conference semifinals

Soccer 11/02/18, 19:18

After some crazy knockout-round matches this week, Major League Soccer's conference semifinals are set.All of the first-leg matches will be played this Sunday, with the second-leg games set for next week.A look at the four matchups by conference:EASTERN CONFERENCE:(2) ATLANTA UNITED vs. (3) NYCFCThe highest-scoring team in MLS, Atlanta United, ...

Josef Martinez picks up Golden Boot from surprise presenter

Baseball 11/01/18, 17:40

Josef Martinez knew he was receiving one of Major League Soccer's top awards.The Atlanta United star was caught off guard by the presenter.After the greatest goal-scoring season in MLS history, the Venezuelan striker got a surprise when countryman and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte showed up Thursday at United's training ...

Toronto FC spoils Atlanta United’s Supporters’ Shield bid

Soccer 10/28/18, 19:03

Lucas Jansson scored twice and Toronto FC spoiled Atlanta United's Supporters' Shield bid, winning 4-1 on Sunday in the regular-season finale.Toronto FC midfielder Marco Delgado (18) celebrates a goal against the Atlanta United alongside forward Lucas Janson, left, and Toronto FC defender Gregory van der Wiel (9) during the first ...

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