Atlanta United shut down a struggling 10 man LA Galaxy side, scoring four goals within the first half of the match.
Atlanta went up early, with three goals in seven minutes, including a brace from Yamil Asad. The Galaxy did not do themselves any favors when Jermaine Jones was booked soon after for violent conduct in the 39th minute.
Unlike their 7-0 victory over New England, ATL settled into a controlled possession game in the second half, and kept a clean sheet for the eighth time this season.
Meanwhile, three goals inside the first 24 minutes paved the way for Montreal Impact in a 5-3 victory of rivals Toronto at BMO Field. Ignacio Piatti and Anthony Jackson-Hamel each had braces for Montreal, who were up 5-1 after 51 minutes before Tosaint Ricketts scored twice to trim the deficit.
The defeat snapped league-leading Toronto FC’s undefeated run as well as their six-game winning streak. It also marked their first home loss of the season.
Atlanta United 4:0 LA Galaxy
Toronto FC 3:5 Montreal Impact