MLS Review: Martinez ties record in Atlanta win, D.C. United stays hot

The Venezuelan star scored his 27th of the season, while Wayne Rooney's side continued their strong form at home and LAFC earned a win over Colorado

Atlanta United defeated the Columbus Crew 3-1 on Sunday, with Josef Martinez netting a record goal in the process.

The home side took the lead in the 31st minute, and it was a record-tying effort. 

Martinez tied the MLS single-season scoring record with his 27th goal, taking advantage of a Columbus turnover near midfield before cutting onto his left foot and firing home. 

Columbus struck back five minutes into the second half, however, as Gyasi Zardes collected a pass near the top of the box and buried a low shot into the far corner. 

With 15 minutes to go, Atlanta grabbed the winner through Hector Villalba, who collected a long clearance and dribbled unmolested until reaching the box, where he drove past a defender and cut a low finish into the corner. 

The home side put the game beyond doubt six minutes later when Martinez laid a pass off to Miguel Almiron, who placed a sidefooted effort past Zack Steffen in the Crew goal. 

Meanwhile, D.C. United won their fourth game in five as they defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 at Audi Field. 

Luciano Acosta fired the home side in front after 12 minutes after getting on the end of a low cross from Paul Arriola. 

United killed the game off just minutes from time, as Zoltan Stieber finished a breakaway after Revs midfielder Scott Caldwell had been sent off for his second yellow. 

Elsewhere, Lee Nguyen and Diego Rossi scored to give Los Angeles FC a 2-0 win at home over the Colorado Rapids