MLS: Atlanta United beat Orlando City as New York City are held

Atlanta United moved four points clear at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference after beating Orlando City 2-1 on Sunday.

Josef Martinez scored from the penalty spot to give United the lead before Ezequiel Barco doubled the visitors’ advantage.

Orlando rallied in the second half and pulled a goal back when Justin Meram netted his first goal for City.

The defeat ended Orlando’s six-game winning streak.

New York City FC came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Los Angeles FC.

David Villa had a penalty saved by Tyler Miller, but he headed in the rebound to give City the lead.

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Sebastien Ibeagha scored an own goal to level the scores before Carlos Vela fired the home side into a 2-1 lead.

Substitute Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored the equaliser with an angled shot off the crossbar.

New York Red Bulls beat Colorado 2-1 thanks to goals from Daniel Royer and Derrick Etienne Jnr, who needed VAR to confirm the goal.

Jack McBean pulled a goal back for Colorado, but it was too little, too late.

Portland Timbers moved up to fourth in the Western Conference by beating Seattle Sounders 1-0 at Providence Park.

Sebastian Blanco scored the only goal of the game with just four minutes remaining.

Real Salt Lake moved into the top six with a 3-2 win over 10-man DC United.

Paul Arriola gave United a ninth-minute lead before Corey Baird levelled the scores.

Joseph Mora was then sent off in the 22nd minute after initially being shown a yellow card. This was changed to red after a video review.

Salt Lake capitalised on their numerical advantage when Albert Rusnak scored to give them a 2-1 lead.

Jefferson Savarino made it 3-1 before Steve Birnbaum’s header set up a nervy finish.