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Posted: Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:08 pm | Updated: 11:32 pm, Sun Jul 21, 2019.

ATLANTA (AP) — Gonzalo Martínez had a goal and an assist in the closing minutes to help Atlanta United beat D.C. United 2-0 on Sunday.

Brad Guzan had three saves for his MLS-leading 10th shutout this season.

Atlanta (11-8-3) controlled the action throughout — finishing with 71.4% possession and outshooting D.C. United 18-7 — and finally broke through as time waned. Darlington Nagbe lofted a cross that Martínez headed home from point-blank range to open the scoring in the 89th minute. Josef Martínez slipped behind the defense, ran onto a long ball from Gonzalo Martínez flipped it over the head of charging goalkeeper Bill Hamid and into the net in the second minute of stoppage time.

D.C. (9-6-8), which has just one win its last five games, fell into third in the Eastern Conference standings, one point behind Atlanta (36) and four back of Philadelphia.

Josef Martínez chipped a penalty kick over the crossbar in the 72nd minute. It was just the second times in 17 tries in MLS that he failed to convert from the spot.

REVOLUTION 2, FC CINCINNATI 0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Charles Gil had a goal and an assist, Matt Turner had a career-high seven saves and New England beat expansion FC Cincinnati to extend its unbeaten streak to 10 games.

New England (8-8-6) is 6-0-4 since a 5-0 loss at Chicago on May 8.

Defender Kendall Watson poked away the ball from Gustavo Bou at the top of the 6-yard box, and Gil first-timed a rising side-footer into the net to give the Revolution the lead in the ninth minute.

Antonio Mlinar Delamea scored in the 55th, heading a cross by Gil just inside the near post. It was the third career goal for Delamea, a 28-year-old defender in his third MLS season.

FC Cincinnati (5-14-2) has lost eight of its last 10 and has been outscored 33-9 during that stretch.

RED BULLS 1, ORLANDO CITY 0

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brian White scored, Luis Robles had four saves and New York slipped past Orlando City.

Robles had his fifth shutout of the season and his first since June 1 for the Red Bulls (10-8-4).

White scored in the 32nd minute, bouncing a sliding first-timer off goalkeeper Brian Rowe and into the net.

Orlando City dropped to 7-10-5.

TIMBERS 2, SOUNDERS 1

SEATTLE (AP) — Brian Fernandez scored his second goal of the match in the 51st minute, moments after Seattle had pulled even, and Portland claimed the first clash of the season between the Cascadia rivals.

Fernandez scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season in just his second full month with the Timbers after being signed as a designated player form Necaxa in Mexico.

Fernandez gave Portland (8-8-4) the early lead when he collected the ricochet from Jorge Moreira's shot off the crossbar and scored in the 20th minute. After Seattle's Raul Ruidiaz scored in the 50th minute to pull the Sounders even, Fernandez answered seconds later when his one-time shot deflected off Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei and trickled into the goal.

Seattle slipped to 10-6-5.

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