Atlanta United leading scorer Josef Martinez was stretchered off with a leg injury in a 3-1 defeat of the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.
Emerson Hyndman scored in the 90th minute, and Pity Martinez added an insurance goal in stoppage time for United.
The two late goals helped Atlanta (54 points) move into second place in the Eastern Conference above Philadelphia, which plays Sunday. And it helps soften the potential blow of losing Josef Martinez, who leads United with 26 goals and had his MLS...
Josef Martinez scored twice to extend his MLS-record goal-scoring streak to 15 games as visiting Atlanta United defeated FC Cincinnati 2-0 on Wednesday to tighten the Eastern Conference race.
In avoiding its first three-game losing streak in its third year of existence, Atlanta (16-11-3, 51 points) moved to within six points of first-place New York City FC and is one point back of the Philadelphia Union. Each team has four matches left.
Mexico international Edson Alvarez was unhappy with Ajax youth coach and club legend Ronald de Boer's comments about the 21-year-old lacking the creativity to play as a central midfielder against certain teams.
De Boer suggested that he wasn't yet sure whether Alvarez is best suited to playing at center-back or in midfield, questioning whether the Mexican possesses enough invention in games in which Ajax is dominating possession.
"Against Valencia or Chelsea, which are good teams and have quality...