Martinez scores twice, Atlanta shuts out Cincinnati 2-0

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez, center, hugs midfielder Eric Remedi (11) after scoring in the second half of an MLS soccer match against the FC Cincinnati, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Josef Martinez scored two goals six-minutes apart in the second half to help Atlanta United FC secure a 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati Wednesday night.

Martinez gave Atlanta (16-11-3) the lead in the 59th minute on a shot 12 yards out from the center of the box, assisted by Gonzalo Pity Martinez. Martinez sealed it in the 65th on a shot 11 yards out from the center of the box, assisted by Julian Gressel.

Atlanta outshot Cincinnati (6-22-3) 15 to 12, with seven shots on goal.

Atlanta drew seven corner kicks, committed 11 fouls and was given three yellow cards. Cincinnati drew four corner kicks, committed nine fouls and was given one yellow card.

Both teams next play Saturday. Atlanta hosts the San Jose Earthquakes while Cincinnati plays the Chicago Fire.


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