Josef Martinez's incredible form continued for Atlanta United, while New York Red Bulls are on track to reach the MLS play-offs.

Martinez scored for the 15th consecutive MLS game, netting a brace in Atlanta's 2-0 win away to FC Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Coming off back-to-back losses, reigning champions Atlanta needed until just before the hour-mark to open the scoring against their struggling hosts.

Josef Martinez led a lightning counter-attack, exchanging passes with Pity Martinez before finishing clinically in a one-on-one with Cincinnati goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton.

Atlanta's Josef Martinez struck again in the 65th minute to wrap up victory for Frank de Boer's men.

The Venezuela international controlled a pass from Julian Gressel with a brilliant flick before beating two defenders and finishing into the top corner.

Atlanta are third in the Eastern Conference, while Cincinnati are bottom after 22 losses in 31 league games this season.

The Red Bulls consolidated their play-off spot with a 2-0 victory over Portland Timbers at Providence Park.

After Kyle Duncan's powerful early strike, Daniel Royer scored a penalty in additional time.

The Red Bulls are sixth in the east, seven points clear of eighth-placed Montreal Impact with three regular-season games to play.

Dallas climbed above the Timbers and into seventh in the Western Conference after a 0-0 draw away to Seattle Sounders.

New York City pulled clear atop the Eastern Conference in MLS, while Josef Martinez extended his goalscoring streak on Saturday.

Keaton Parks and Alexandru Mitrita scored as New York City came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Chris Wondolowski poked in a Valeri Qazaishvili cross to give the Earthquakes a surprise 20th-minute lead at Yankee Stadium.

However, City were ahead prior to the break, Parks equalising before Mitrita finished clinically after an Ismael Tajouri pass in the 43rd minute.

The result extended City's unbeaten run in MLS to seven games as they moved five points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia Union are in second but lost ground after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Western Conference leaders Los Angeles FC.

Kacper Przybylko gave Union an early lead before this season's top goalscorer Carlos Vela levelled.

Atlanta United, third in the east, suffered a 3-1 loss to Columbus Crew despite Martinez continuing his incredible streak.

Martinez scored for the 14th consecutive MLS game to put Atlanta ahead, but second-half goals from Gyasi Zardes and Luis Diaz Espinoza and a Miles Robinson own goal saw Columbus to a surprise victory.

Chicago Fire boosted their play-off chances with a 4-0 thrashing of Dallas and Cincinnati stunned Montreal Impact 1-0 despite a late red card to Kendall Waston.

Nani scored a brace but Orlando City were held to a 3-3 draw by New England Revolution and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Houston Dynamo 2-1.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace as LA Galaxy played out a thrilling draw with Los Angeles FC, while Dallas claimed a big win in MLS on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic struck twice in the opening 15 minutes as Galaxy drew 3-3 with Los Angeles in their derby clash at Banc of California Stadium.

In an enthralling start, Ibrahimovic produced a brilliant left-footed finish after being played in by Cristian Pavon in just the second minute.

Latif Blessing headed in an equaliser for LAFC before Ibrahimovic restored Galaxy's lead.

Galaxy took a 3-1 lead in the 16th minute, Pavon getting on the end of a Favio Alvarez pass before finishing.

Blessing scored again before half-time and LAFC were level eight minutes after the break, Carlos Vela netting his 27th MLS goal of the season.

Vela was replaced shortly after the hour-mark with a suspected hamstring injury, neither team able to find a winning goal as Galaxy stayed unbeaten against their rivals.

Los Angeles are 19 points clear atop the Western Conference, while Galaxy moved into fourth.

Elsewhere, Zdenek Ondrasek scored a brace as Dallas thrashed Houston Dynamo 5-1.

Gyasi Zardes was the star for Columbus Crew, who ended a four-game winless run by beating Cincinnati 3-1 thanks to the forward's brace.

Carlos Vela broke the record for most combined goals and assists in a single MLS season as Los Angeles FC secured a play-off spot, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace for LA Galaxy.

Vela took his tally to 39 overall thanks to 24 goals and 15 assists following LAFC's 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday.

The Mexican star – who still has nine regular-season matches remaining – eclipsed the previous record of 38 set by Sebastian Giovinco in 2015 with 22 goals and 16 assists.

Vela converted a 64th-minute penalty to make history and give league leaders LAFC the lead, while Adama Diomande sealed victory with eight minutes remaining.

"It's a good thing," former Real Sociedad forward Vela said about holding the record. "Always."

LAFC are the first team to book a spot in the post-season as they sit 16 points clear atop the Western Conference, while they are 13 points ahead of Philadelphia Union in the race for the Supporters' Shield.

Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia lost 2-0 away to lowly Chicago Fire.

Ibrahimovic was at the double as the 10-man Galaxy played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Seattle Sounders on Saturday.

The Galaxy had defender Daniel Steres sent off in the sixth minute, but the home side still managed to salvage a point thanks to Ibrahimovic's two goals, which were sandwiched in between Raul Ruidiaz's opener and a Jorgen Skjelvik own goal with eight minutes remaining.

Ibrahimovic's Galaxy are third in the west and a point behind Minnesota United, who were held to a 1-1 draw by Orlando City.

Elsewhere, Dallas overturned a three-goal deficit to draw 3-3 at Montreal Impact, New York City routed lowly FC Cincinnati 4-1, DC United lost 1-0 to Vancouver Whitecaps and New York Red Bulls drew 1-1 with New England Revolution.

A quick-fire Mauro Manotas brace earned Houston Dynamo a 2-2 draw against Colorado Rapids, Sporting Kansas City edged San Jose Earthquakes 2-1, while Toronto drew 2-2 with Columbus Crew thanks to Jozy Altidore 90th-minute equaliser.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace to help LA Galaxy end their losing run in MLS, while Real Salt Lake claimed an impressive win on Wednesday.

Ibrahimovic struck twice in the second half to see Galaxy beat Dallas 2-0 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.

The superstar striker side-footed in a Jorgen Skjelvik cross to put the hosts ahead in the 68th minute.

Ibrahimovic sealed Galaxy's win from the penalty spot, moving onto 18 goals in 20 MLS games this season.

Galaxy surged into third in the Western Conference after ending a three-match losing streak in MLS, while Dallas are eighth.

Real Salt Lake are fourth after a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders at Rio Tinto Stadium.

A deflected effort from Sam Johnson put RSL ahead before Albert Rusnak drilled in a second from the edge of the area with 19 minutes remaining.

Corey Baird sealed RSL's win as they extended their unbeaten league run to six games and left the Sounders in fifth in the table.

Elsewhere, Darwin Quintero's goal saw Minnesota United edge Colorado Rapids 1-0 and Orlando City overcame Sporting Kansas City 1-0.

In the day's final game, Portland Timbers recorded a 3-2 win over a 10-man Chicago Fire.

Josef Martinez equalled his own record for most consecutive MLS games with a goal as defending champions Atlanta United beat LA Galaxy 3-0.

Martinez converted a 72nd-minute penalty as the reigning MLS MVP scored in his ninth successive league match on Saturday.

The Atlanta star has scored 13 goals in the nine-game period, with Martinez's season tally at 18 – four behind MLS leader Carlos Vela.

Frank de Boer's Atlanta were too good for the Galaxy, who were without suspended talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in front of 72,548 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

A pair of own goals put Atlanta 2-0 ahead at half-time – David Romney and Giancarlo Gonzalez both turning the ball into their own net.

Playing in front of a record regular-season crowd, Atlanta put the game beyond doubt when Martinez scored a penalty with 18 minutes remaining after VAR judged that Gonzalez fouled Emerson Hyndman.

Atlanta are top of the Eastern Conference – level on points with Philadelphia Union, while the Galaxy are third and 15 points adrift of Western Conference leaders and rivals Los Angeles FC.

Supporters' Shield leaders LAFC snapped New England Revolution's 11-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Diego Rossi and Latif Blessing.

Kei Kamara scored a hat-trick as Colorado Rapids overcame Montreal Impact 6-3 in a wild match.

Kamara opened the scoring, albeit at the other end via an 18th-minute own goal, but the Rapids star bounced back with another three where it mattered most.

His three-goal haul helped the Rapids – who led 4-1 at half-time – set a new team record with six goals in a regular-season match.

Elsewhere, New York Red Bulls defeated Toronto 2-0, Orlando City topped Dallas by the same scoreline, Vancouver Whitecaps edged FC Cincinnati 2-1, Houston Dynamo lost 1-0 to Chicago Fire, Real Salt Lake were too good for New York City 3-1 and San Jose Earthquakes drew 1-1 with Columbus Crew.

Lassi Lappalainen impressed on debut as Montreal Impact thrashed Philadelphia Union in MLS on Saturday, while LA Galaxy were well beaten.

Braces from Lappalainen and Orji Okwonkwo saw Montreal crush Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia 4-0 in Quebec.

Zachary Brault-Guillard's beautiful pass set up Lappalainen for the opener after just four minutes, before a powerful finish from Okwonkwo doubled Montreal's lead.

Lappalainen, the 20-year-old who only arrived on loan at Remi Garde's Impact from Bologna earlier this month, made it 3-0 just 15 seconds into the second half.

Okwonkwo sealed Montreal's win as they ended a four-game losing streak in MLS to climb into sixth in the Eastern Conference.

In Portland, the Galaxy went down to the Timbers as Cristhian Paredes scored a brace in a 4-0 win.

Paredes' header put Portland ahead before Diego Valeri's brilliant individual effort made it 2-0.

The Timbers had to wait until late on to seal their win, Paredes and Jeremy Ebobisse on the scoresheet either side of Efrain Alvarez's red card for the Galaxy, while Dairon Asprilla and Diego Polenta were also sent off.

Galaxy dropped to third in the Western Conference after the Seattle Sounders' 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo.

Jozy Altidore scored in Toronto's 2-1 victory at home to Cincinnati, Columbus Crew edged the New York Red Bulls 3-2 and New England Revolution beat Orlando City 4-1.

The San Jose Earthquakes claimed a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids and there were three goalless draws as Chicago Fire held DC United, Dallas and Real Salt Lake were unable to be separated and Minnesota United's clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps also finished scoreless.

Philadelphia Union returned to winning ways to maintain their lead atop the Eastern Conference, while San Jose Earthquakes triumphed again in MLS.

The Union bounced back from their worst loss of the season – a 4-0 rout at the hands of Real Salt Lake last week – to beat Chicago Fire 2-0 on Saturday.

Philadelphia had only won one of five MLS fixtures heading into the match, but the Union consolidated top spot in the east with DC United due to play on Sunday, thanks to Marco Fabian and Anthony Fontana.

Fabian's thunderous first-time strike from outside the area put the Union ahead in the 11th minute and his second-half replacement Fontana sealed the win with 25 minutes remaining.

San Jose extended their winning streak to three matches by overcoming lowly Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1.

The Earthquakes conceded first to the Western Conference's bottom side – Vancouver – in the seventh minute but goals from Valeri Qazaishvili, Chris Wondolowski and Magnus Eriksson saw San Jose to victory.

Elsewhere, New York City defeated 10-man Colorado Rapids 2-1, Houston Dynamo were too good for Toronto 3-1, Montreal Impact lost 2-1 against Columbus Crew, Dallas beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 and RSL salvaged a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United.

Real Salt Lake showed no mercy as they shocked high-flying Philadelphia Union 4-0 in MLS, while Jozy Altidore's stunner inspired Toronto.

Jefferson Savarino guided RSL with a brace and an assist to upstage visiting Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia on Saturday.

Savarino latched onto an Aaron Herrera ball to open the scoring in the 23rd minute and the Venezuela international doubled the lead with 19 minutes remaining at Rio Tinto Stadium.

After Savarino rifled home a second, Albert Rusnak and Damir Kreilach completed the rout inside the final nine minutes of regulation.

The result left Philadelphia with just one win from five games and four points clear of DC United in the east, while RSL are sixth in the Western Conference.

Altidore's memorable 95th-minute free-kick saw Toronto past Canadian rivals Montreal Impact 2-0 away from home.

United States international Altidore curled a set-piece beyond Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush in Montreal following Alejandro Pozuelo's 61st-minute opener.

Columbus Crew fell to their fifth consecutive defeat and eighth straight game without a win after losing 1-0 to Orlando City, while lowly FC Cincinnati made it back-to-back victories by upstaging Chicago Fire 2-1.

Elsewhere, Mason Toye converted a stoppage-time penalty to lift Minnesota United to a 1-0 win after Reto Ziegler missed a 98th-minute spot-kick for Dallas, Sporting Kansas City accounted for Vancouver Whitecaps 3-0 and Portland Timbers drew 2-2 with Colorado Rapids.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's brace helped LA Galaxy to a 2-0 win over Toronto in MLS on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic, with his name misspelled on his shirt, scored twice in the second half at Dignity Health Sports Park, moving on to 13 MLS goals this season.

The Swedish striker opened the scoring with 15 minutes to go, brilliantly heading in an Efrain Alvarez cross.

Ibrahimovic sealed the win in the 89th minute, taking a cross from Emil Cuello before finishing to wrap up Galaxy's victory on Independence Day in the United States.

The win consolidated Galaxy's spot in second in the Western Conference, six points behind rivals Los Angeles FC and five clear of third-placed Dallas.

Dallas climbed into third courtesy of a 2-0 win over DC United, who had substitute Luciano Acosta sent off for a stamp on Paxton Pomykal at Toyota Stadium.

Wayne Rooney earlier had a red card downgraded to a booking on review after he caught Dallas' Michael Barrios with a high challenge.

The day's other game, between the Colorado Rapids and New England Revolution in Denver, was delayed numerous times due to lightning before the Revolution wrapped up a 2-1 win over their 10-man hosts, the encounter finishing after 00:00 local time (06:00 GMT).

Brian Fernandez broke an MLS record to lead the Portland Timbers to a 1-0 win over Dallas on Sunday.

Fernandez scored for the fifth straight game to begin his MLS career, setting the record for the longest such streak.

The Argentinian only joined Portland in May and has six goals in five MLS games and nine in seven in all competitions.

Fernandez put away a Sebastian Blanco pass with a left-footed finish from the edge of the area in the 42nd minute against Dallas.

That was enough for the Timbers to climb off the bottom of the Western Conference and into ninth, while Dallas stayed in fourth.

Toronto upset Atlanta United in an MLS thriller on Wednesday, while Wayne Rooney's incredible goal was enough for DC United.

Alejandro Pozuelo's 94th-minute penalty lifted Toronto to a 3-2 victory over Atlanta at BMO Field in Ontario.

Toronto had opened the scoring inside 30 seconds through Tsubasa Endoh, but they found themselves behind midway through the first half.

Julian Gressel's finish from an angle followed Pity Martinez's 17th-minute spot-kick to put Atlanta ahead.

The wild first half continued when Pozuelo brought Toronto level, heading in a Jacob Shaffelburg cross from the left.

And Greg Vanney's Toronto ended an eight-match winless run in dramatic fashion.

Pozuelo put away a penalty in the 94th minute but there was more to come, a spot-kick awarded to Atlanta following a VAR review after the final whistle.

However, Martinez blazed the penalty over the crossbar, Toronto's win lifting them into seventh in the Eastern Conference.

Atlanta are fourth, but they lost ground to the three teams above them in Philadelphia Union, Montreal Impact and DC United.

Rooney's moment of brilliance was enough for DC as the forward scored from well inside his own half in a 1-0 win over Orlando City.

Philadelphia hold a two-point lead at the top but played out a 1-1 draw with New England Revolution, while Montreal edged the Portland Timbers 2-1.

Dallas were pegged back late to draw 2-2 at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps and the San Jose Earthquakes recorded a 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo.

LA Galaxy returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over lowly FC Cincinnati, while Portland Timbers star Brian Fernandez equalled an MLS record.

The Galaxy lost 2-1 to New England Revolution prior to the international break, which also saw Guillermo Barros Schelotto's side beaten by Timbers 4-0 in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday.

However, the Galaxy bounced back in Cincinnati, where quick-fire goals from Emmanuel Boateng and Fabio Alvarez ensured victory on Saturday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was kept quiet by bottom side Cincinnati but Boateng and Alvarez scored in the 12th and 15th minute respectively to see the second-placed Galaxy within six points of Western Conference and Supporters' Shield leaders Los Angeles FC.

Fernandez scored in his fourth successive game to start his MLS career, tying the record, as the Timbers routed visiting Houston Dynamo 4-0.

The 24-year-old forward – who arrived from Mexican side Necaxa for the 2019 season – equalled the feat set by Charlie Davies (2011), Alex Pineda Chacon (2001) and Carlos Ruiz (2002) with his goal in the 63rd minute.

Meanwhile, Dallas eased past Toronto 3-0 in a match which saw 16-year-old forward Pepi debut after signing his MLS contract on Friday.

Pepi started in both U.S. Open Cup fixtures over the last fortnight and just six months after becoming North Texas' first-ever player as a 15-year-old, he came off the bench for Dallas against Toronto.

Elsewhere, Vancouver Whitecaps overcame a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 against Colorado Rapids and Chicago Fire played out a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake.

Ilsinho scored a second-half brace as MLS Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union overturned a two-goal deficit in their 3-2 win over New York Red Bulls.

Substitute Ilsinho came off the bench and netted twice in 11 minutes to see high-flying Union past the Red Bulls, who led 2-0 at half-time on Saturday.

Goals from Kaku and Brian White had the visiting Red Bulls – riding a five-game unbeaten streak – firmly in control after 45 minutes in Philadelphia.

However, Ilsinho's introduction eight minutes into the second half turned the match on its head at Talen Energy Stadium.

Brazilian midfielder Ilsinho dribbled past Connor Lade before teeing up Jamiro Monteiro to reduce the deficit on the hour-mark.

Ilsinho equalised a minute later after taking on Lade and Daniel Royer as his shot deflected off Sean Nealis and past Luis Robles.

The 33-year-old completed his brace after rebounding Monteiro's penalty, which was initially saved by Robles with 18 minutes remaining.

With back-to-back wins the Union moved four points clear of Montreal Impact, while the fifth-placed Red Bulls slipped seven points off the pace.

Chris Wondolowski took his regular-season MLS career goal tally to 152 in San Jose Earthquakes' 2-2 draw against Dallas.

After Daniel Vega's 27th-minute own goal put Dallas ahead, MLS recordholder Wondolowski equalised just seconds after half-time.

Magnus Eriksson then gave the Earthquakes a 2-1 lead in the 54th minute but Francis Atuahene earned a point for Dallas 11 minutes later.

Meanwhile, Colorado Rapids extended their undefeated run to five games by edging Minnesota United 1-0.

MLS Supporters' Shield leaders Los Angeles FC defeated Portland Timbers 3-2, while defending champions Atlanta United won thanks to Josef Martinez.

High-flying LAFC crashed the re-opening of Portland's Providence Park on Saturday – star Carlos Vela scoring again to lead the visitors.

Vela broke the deadlock with his league-leading 16th goal of the campaign after the former Arsenal and Real Sociedad forward slotted in the sixth-minute opener.

Diego Rossi made it 2-0 for LAFC in the 34th minute before Cristhian Paredes reduced the Timbers' deficit within a minute of the second half.

However, Latif Blessing restored LAFC's two-goal advantage eight minutes later, with Brian Fernandez's late bicycle kick proving a consolation.

Unbeaten in eight games and with just one defeat all season, LAFC are nine points clear of city rivals LA Galaxy in the Western Conference.

Martinez, meanwhile, was the hero as Atlanta accounted for Chicago Fire 2-0 on home soil at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Venezuela international recorded his second consecutive brace to lead Atlanta to back-to-back victories.

Martinez, who has five goals in his past three games, scored twice in the first half as Atlanta moved within a point of Eastern Conference leaders DC United.

Wayne Rooney's DC were held to a 1-1 draw by San Jose Earthquakes, who were again aided by record goalscorer Chris Wondolowski.

In other results, Nani scored in Orlando City's 3-0 win at Montreal Impact, New York Red Bulls routed Real Salt Lake 4-0, Colorado Rapids beat FC Cincinnati 3-1, Houston Dynamo drew 1-1 with Sporting Kansas City, Dallas edged Seattle Sounders 2-1 and New York City earned a 2-2 draw against Columbus Crew.

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