Martínez scores, Guzan has 3 saves as Atlanta beats LAFC 1-0

MLS Soccer

ATLANTA (AP)Josef Martinez scored his third goal in his last three appearances and Atlanta United beat Los Angeles FC 1-0 on Sunday.

Martinez, on a breakaway, ran onto a low cross Ezequiel Barco and put away a one-touch finish from the center of the area in the 47th minute.

Brad Guzan had three saves for his fourth shutout of the season for Atlanta.

Gonzalo Pineda, who had been an assistant coach for the Seattle Sounders, was named Atlanta’s head coach on Thursday, though interim coach Rob Valentino will keep that tag through the team’s match against Toronto FC on Wednesday.

Atlanta (4-6-9) has won back-to-back games following a 12-game winless streak that was snapped with a 3-2 win at Columbus on Aug. 7.

LAFC (6-8-5) has lost three in a row and is winless in its last six games.

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