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Red-hot Atlanta United pile on LA Galaxy season-long woe

ATLANTA -- Yamil Asad scored twice, Josef Martinez netted his 17th goal and Atlanta United cruised past the LA Galaxy 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Atlanta scored three goals in seven minutes for a 3-0 lead midway through the first half and cruised in the second half to extend its home unbeaten streak to 10 games.

Martinez opened the scoring in the 13th minute for his seventh goal in seven days. Asad beat his defender at the edge of the box, sent it across the goal and Martinez redirected it home.

Asad scored three minutes later. Jon Kempin punched away Hector Villalba's close-range smash, Miguel Almiron's rebound attempt was deflected wide and Asad tapped it home first time.

In the 20th minute, Villalba got past the defense for a through ball and found Asad wide open for an easy tap-in.

LA's Jermaine Jones was then given a straight red card in the 39th minute for kicking out at Almiron, who four minutes later chipped Kempin on a breakaway to make it 4-0.

Martinez moved two goals shy of New York City's David Villa for the Golden Boot award for Atlanta, who hadBrandon Vazquez sent off in the 82nd minute for a late challenge.

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