Atlanta United cannot stop scoring. United shut down a struggling 10-man LA Galaxy, scoring all four goals in the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
ATL went up early with three goals in seven minutes, including a brace from Yamil Asad. Galaxy did not do themselves any favors when Jermaine Jones was booked less than 20 minutes later for violent conduct in the 39th minute.
Unlike ATL's 7-0 victory over New England, ATL settled into a controlled possession game in the second half, and kept a clean sheet for the eight time this season.
LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 0, Atlanta United FC 4
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. PT
2017 MLS Regular Season
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Georgia
ATL – Josef Martinez (Assisted by Yamil Asad) 13’
ATL – Yamil Asad 16’
ATL – Yamil Asad (Assisted by Hector Villalba, Miguel Almirón) 20’
ATL – Miguel Almirón (Assisted by Yamil Asad) 43’
ATL – Hector Villalba (caution) 39’
LA – Jermaine Jones (ejection) 39’
ATL – Gonzalez Pires (caution) 45’+2’
ATL – Brandon Vazquez (ejection) 82’
LA Galaxy: Jon Kempin; Rafael Garcia, Dave Romney, Michael Ciani, Ashley Cole; Jermaine Jones © Jonathan dos Santos (Ariel Lassiter 79’); Romain Alessandrini (Bradford Jamieson IV 63’), Giovani dos Santos, Emmanuel Boateng (João Pedro 44’), Gyasi Zardes.
Substitutions not used: Clement Diop, Hugo Arellano, Jack McInerney, Jack McBean.
Head Coach: Sigi Schmid
TOTAL SHOTS: 7; SHOTS ON GOAL: 1; FOULS: 9; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 1
Atlanta United FC: Brad Guzan; Michael Parkhurst ©, Chris McCann, Gonzalo Pirez, Anton Walkes (Tyrone Mears 70’); Miguel Almirón (Brandon Vazquez 79’), Jeff Larentowicz, Hector Villalba, Carlos Carmona, Yamil Asad; Josef Martinez (Jacob Peterson 76’).
Substitutions not used: Julian Gressel, Kyle Reynish, Kevin Kratz, Mikey Ambrose.
Head Coach: Gerardo Martino
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 13; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 1
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Assistant Referees: Joe Fletcher, Jeffrey Greeson
4th Official: Jose Carlos Rivero
Video Assistant Referee (VAR): Christina Unkel