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MLS: Atlanta United beats Orlando City 1-0 for 4th straight win

Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel, center, celebrates his apparent goal past Orlando City goalkeeper Brian Rowe, left, with Josef Martinez, right, during the second half of a MLS soccer match on May 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gonzalo Martinez scored his first MLS goal and Brad Guzan had four saves to help Atlanta United beat Orlando City 1-0 on Sunday.

Atlanta (5-3-2) has won four in a row -- all by shutout -- and five of its last six.

Hector Villalba, on the left side of the area, dropped it to Martinez, the 2018 South American Footballer of the Year, who side-netted a first-timer in the 14th minute.

Atlanta's Jeff Larentowicz came on the 76th minute to become the third field player in MLS history with 400 career appearances.

Orlando City (3-5-3) is winless in its last three games and has lost three of its last five.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Paul Arriola scored in his second consecutive game and D.C. United beat Sporting Kansas City.

Bill Hamid had four saves for D.C. United (7-3-2) for his sixth shutout of the season. He's tied with New York City's Sean Johnson for most in MLS.

Wayne Rooney played a long, low ball to Arriola at the left corner of the box, where he bent a right-footer -- that grazed the fingertips of goalkeeper Tim Melia -- just inside the far post.

Sporting Kansas City (2-4-4) iS winless in its last six games and has lost three of its last four.

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