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Watch: Josef Martinez, Franco Escobar give Atlanta United 2-0 MLS Cup lead

ATLANTA — Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar both scored to give host Atlanta United a 2-0 cushion during Saturday’s MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Martinez, MLS’ 2018 Golden Boot winner, scored first in the 39th minute, barely kept onside by a defender’s outstretched leg. See a replay of his goal in the video above. 

Escobar’s goal came in minute 54, assisted by Martinez and Miguel Almiron. The ball was sent in by Almiron, skid off the head of Martinez and fell to a charging Escobar at the far post. See a replay of the goal below.

The match was in the 70th minute at the time of this post and the goal remained the same. You can follow along with live stats here.

Check back after the game for a full recap, highlights and photos.

 

 

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