Sport Atlanta United equals MLS record in win

05:26  14 september  2017
05:26  14 september  2017 Source:   Goal.com

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Atlanta United has hired the most accomplished manager MLS has ever seen. In Major League Soccer, DC United poured on the coal coming out of the station, winning three of the first four MLS Cups, losing the final the other year, then winning a fourth in the league’s eighth season.

Could they even win MLS Cup? Not since 1998 when Bob Bradley took the Chicago Fire to MLS Cup glory has an expansion team gone all the way, but this Atlanta side are holding themselves to a different standard. Atlanta United have been assembled purely to win games.

It’s been a memorable debut season so far for MLS expansion side Atlanta United and now the club has also hit a historic mark.

A hat trick from Josef Martinez along with goals from Anton Walkes, Hector Villalba, Yamil Asad and Kevin Kratz saw Atlanta easily dispatch the nine-man New England Revolution on Wednesday evening by a lopsided 7-0 scoreline.

That margin of victory tied an MLS record, set three times in the past. The LA Galaxy beat the Dallas Burn 8-1 in 1998, the Chicago Fire delivered a 7-0 win over the Kansas City Wizards in 2001 and last season saw the New York Red Bulls hand New York City FC an identical 7-0 defeat.

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I think Brittany Arnold on Atlanta United Matchweek even said something like “Don’t panic. There’s still plenty of season left.” “ Win your home games” is something that I hear every week about MLS .

Another monumental day for Atlanta United as the club traveled to Minnesota and defeated fellow expansion side MNUFC in six-goal fashion. The commanding 6-1 victory marks the club’s first win in MLS history and a single-match scoring record for any expansion side.

Atlanta also became the first expansion team ever to score seven goals in a game.

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.@ATLUTD first expansion team to score 7 goals in one game, one shy of #MLS record

— MLS Communications (@MLS_PR) September 14, 2017

It was a fast start for Atlanta as Martinez found the back of the net in just the second minute to give the hosts an early lead. Things got worse for the Revolution in the 16th minute when Xavier Kouassi was sent off with a straight red card after VAR was used.

Martinez would make it 2-0 on a spot kick in the 31st minute after a handball in the area. Then eight minutes later, Antonio Delamea was sent off for a handball denial of a goal scoring opportunity, reducing the Revolution to nine men. Martinez buried the subsequent penalty to complete his hat trick.

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  MLS Review: Martinez leads Atlanta to record-equaling win The expansion club claimed the equal biggest win in MLS history, Josef Martinez leading them to a 7-0 victory over the New England RevolutionMartinez scored a hat trick at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as Atlanta equaled the largest margin of victory in MLS history.

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Walkes made it 4-0 before the half and after the break, Kratz hit a perfect free kick to make it 5-0. Asad would make it 6-0 three minutes later and then Villalba would get Atlanta its place in the record books with a goal in the 90th minute.

Perfectly placed. #ATLvNE pic.twitter.com/smTkxNkQQB

— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 14, 2017

It also proved to a historically impotent night for the short-handed Revolution, who became the first team in MLS history to go an entire game without registering a single shot.

.@NERevolution are first team in #MLS history to have 0 total shots in a game

— MLS Communications (@MLS_PR) September 14, 2017

The win moves Atlanta up to fifth in the Eastern Conference on 42 points, while the Revolution remain eighth on 35, six back of the final playoff spot.

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Revolution part ways with Jay Heaps after six seasons .
New England has moved on from its head coach after a recent string of heavy defeats have left the club as a playoff long shotGoal reported Monday the Revolution had made the decision after a pair of heavy defeats had left the club’s playoff chances in dismal shape.

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