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The Best of MLS Week 28: Josef Martinez, Abu Danladi, and more

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Atlanta United may have grabbed most of the headlines during Week 28, but plenty more happened outside of the fireworks in the Southeast in Major League Soccer.

Two Western Conference teams earned crucial home wins to leap above the red line and one of the league's best rookies provided some late drama to earn a rare road win for his team.

MLS Week 28: Atlanta sets the MLS attendance record

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Atlanta United drew an announced crowd of 70,425 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to set a new MLS attendance record. They also picked up a point with a 3-3 draw with Orlando City. Dom Dwyer opened the scoring for Orlando City in the 10th minute. Josef Martinez equalized in the 36th. Dwyer and Martinez traded goals again, with Orlando regaining the lead in the 39th and Atlanta equalizing in the 55th.

Atlanta United hammers nine-man Revs

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Atlanta United will look upon its second game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with fond memories, but the New England Revolution will want to forget it ever happened.

The home club scored early and often as the Revs wittled themselves down to nine players before the half time whistle sounded. Their 7-0 demoliton of New England puts them in excellent position to qualify for the playoffs as the end of the regular season draws near.

MLS Scores: The league celebrates Independence Day

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July 4th was a soccer day for MLS. The Independence Day schedule started in Atlanta with United coming back to beat San Jose 4-2. Tommy Thompson opened the scoring for the Quakes in the 2nd minute. It took awhile for Atlanta's equalizer through Carlos Carmona's goal in the 55th. Josef Martinez put United up in the 65th minute.

Martinez double helps Atlanta United roll past 10-man Earthquakes

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Jul 4, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) celebrates after scoring a goal against San Jose Earthquakes during the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Earthquakes arrived in Atlanta with confidence and belief they could go toe-to-toe with Atlanta United's high-flying attack.

Martinez, Lodeiro, Ciman headline MLS players set to join their national teams

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The international break is here, and a slew of MLS stars are set to step up and contribute to their respective national teams in a variety of competitions.

While North and South America focus on World Cup qualifying, Europe and Africa take on friendly matches during the March break. In total, 52 MLS players earned call-ups heading into the international window, representing 15 different nations.

Expansion Atlanta United post first home win

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Atlanta (AFP) – The expansion Atlanta United recorded their first home win in franchise history on Saturday with a convincing 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire at the Georgia Tech University stadium.

Forward Josef Martinez, the reigning Major League Soccer player of the week, scored twice for the United.

Expansion Atlanta United post first home win

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Atlanta (AFP) – The expansion Atlanta United recorded their first home win in franchise history on Saturday with a convincing 4-0 win over the Chicago Fire at the Georgia Tech University stadium.

Forward Josef Martinez, the reigning Major League Soccer player of the week, scored twice for the United.

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Revolution 0, Atlanta 7: Revs make the wrong type of history

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Let's never speak of this game again.

The New England Revolution made club history on Wednesday night when they conceded seven goals against Atlanta United FC. The result was the team's worst-ever defeat.

The Revs found themselves in a hole just two minutes in when Miguel Almiron put Josef Martinez behind the defense.

Three questions with Dirty South Soccer

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We spoke with Haris Kruskic of Dirty South Soccer, SB Nation's Atlanta United FC blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and ATL.

Eugene Rupinski - Brotherly Game) Atlanta has come into the league and really established a name for themselves, currently sitting just below the red line yet with a better points-per-game than the sixth place Montreal Impact.

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Atlanta United projected starting 11 to face D.C. United

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Even without one of their attacking stars, this other United poses a major challenge for the Black-and-Red

Atlanta United has quickly drawn plenty of praise, and it's not hard to figure out why. Expensive attacking signings have panned out, Tata Martino has looked as smart as expected, and their only-in-MLS acquisitions have been useful starters.

Atlanta United’s leading scorer will miss Sounders match

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Injury will keep the Josef Martinez out of action for over a month.

The Seattle Sounders have caught a bit of a break when it comes to slowing down Atlanta United's vaunted attack, as the timetable for Josef Martinez's return is weeks not days. The Venezuelan striker's left quad injury will hold him out four to six weeks, which of course rules him out for this weekend's match against Seattle.

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Hart concedes twice on Torino debut

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Milan (AFP) England goalkeeper Joe Hart conceded twice on his Torino debut as Atalanta secured a 2-1 win in Bergamo amid a dramatic afternoon of Serie A action on Sunday.

Hart, deemed surplus to requirements by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, completed his move to unfashionable Torino on a season-long loan deal two weeks ago.

Hart concedes twice on Torino debut

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Milan (AFP) England goalkeeper Joe Hart conceded twice on his Torino debut as Atalanta secured a 2-1 win in Bergamo amid a dramatic afternoon of Serie A action on Sunday.

Hart, deemed surplus to requirements by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, completed his move to unfashionable Torino on a season-long loan deal two weeks ago.