ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez and Julian Gressel scored second-half goals and Atlanta United beat the New England Revolution 3-1 on Sunday in a playoff preview.
Defending champion Atlanta (18-12-4) finished second in the Eastern Conference to set a first-round game against New England. The Revolution (11-11-12) finished seventh, clinching their first playoff berth in four years with a victory over New York City FC a week ago.READ MORE: I-Team: Kids In Crisis Spend Weeks In Emergency Room Waiting For Mental Health Services
Darlington Nagbe tapped in a center from Gressel three minutes in before Christian Penilla knotted the score five minutes later.READ MORE: Worcester Businesses Hope WooSox Help Them Bounce Back From COVID Pandemic
After intermission, Martinez recorded his 27th goal of the year off an assist from Gressel in the 49th. Martinez set up Gressel eight minutes later.
Atlanta finished 4-0-2 against the Revolution this season and outscored New England 15-3.MORE NEWS: TD Garden Capacity Increases As Bruins Head Into Playoffs
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