Atlanta United defeats San Jose Earthquakes 3-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Emerson Hyndman scored the go-ahead goal in the 90th minute and Atlanta United defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 Saturday.

Justin Meram struck first for Atlanta United (17-11-3) in the fourth minute with a shot 19 yards out from the edge of the box. Brad Guzan put San Jose (13-13-5) on the scoreboard with an own goal in the 27th minute.

Emerson Hyndman gave Atlanta United a 2-1 advantage in the 90th minute with a shot 13 yards away from the left side of the box, assisted by Darlington Nagbe. Gonzalo Pity Martinez finished off the victory for Atlanta United in the second minute of second-half stoppage time with a shot 10 yards out from the center of the box, assisted by Brandon Vazquez.

Atlanta United outshot the Earthquakes 18 to two, with 12 shots on goal to two for San Jose.

Atlanta United drew five corner kicks, committed eight fouls and was given two yellow cards. San Jose drew four corner kicks, committed 15 fouls and was given three yellow cards and one red card.

Both teams next play Wednesday. Atlanta United visits New York City, and the Earthquakes host the Union.

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