Darlington Nagbe and Brandon Vazquez scored twice in the first half and Josef Martinez scored twice in the second half as Atlanta United scored a 5-0 win over Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, with nearly 10 players playing whole game.
Martinez scored his 14th and 15th goal of the season and thus finished second in the scorers list of the MLS season. Atlanta United (10-8-3, 33 points) recovered from a 2-1 defeat in Seattle on Sunday and improved at home to 7-1-3 this season.
Dynamo striker Alberth Elis saw in the 6 minutes into the red card, ending his day. First, he received a yellow court for the aggressive contact with Leandro Gonzalez Pirez of Atlanta United, before he received a red card for the collision of referee Christopher Penso.
Despite a string of injuries left by Frank de Boer on a short bench, Atlanta United opened the game with midfielder Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez as a reserve ̵
One Atlanta United banker was midfielder Mo Adams, whom the team received $ 100,000 in allocation money from the Chicago Fire on Wednesday. Adams came on for Nagbe in the 77th minute.
Nagbe's goal in the 27th minute following a pass from Julian Gressel was his first in 43 games at Atlanta United after the midfielder won the Portland Timbers last season
Vazquez scored his second goal of the season after a header in front of the Dynamo goal and defeated the goalkeeper Tyler Deric. Dion Pereira's pass in the left foot has been deflected by Dynamo defender Aljaz Struna in the direction of Vazquez.
Josef Martinez scored in the 60th and 79th minute. After a long pass from Gressel he got his first header. In his second minute he overcame the Dynamo defense while Deric fell to the ground and tried to stay in front of the ball.
Gressel increased his two assists with a goal in the 88th minute, his fourth goal of the season.
] The Dynamo (8-9-3, 27 points) had just one goal scored on the eight of Atlanta United, and they came off with their eighth consecutive defeat and fell from Houston to 1: 8: 0 this season back.