Major League Soccer

Martinez, Atlanta extend streaks in win

(AP Photo/Andrea Smith)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Josef Martinez extended his MLS-record scoring streak to 11 games, helping Atlanta United beat the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday night.

Atlanta (14-9-3) has won three straight and five of its last six games. United moved atop the Eastern Conference standings, even on points with Philadelphia but ahead on total wins.

"I'm so happy for the team, for the three points, and we have to keep going," Martinez said.

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