MLS Camp Chatter: Atlanta United shows off weapons

Atlanta United got goals from all three Designated Players -- including goals from Josef Martinez in the first minute of both halves -- to beat the defending MLS champion Seattle Sounders, 4-2, at the Carolina Challenge Cup.

Atlanta led 2-0 after three minutes and 3-0 after 21 minutes against the Sounders, who didn't start to bring on their starters until after the hour mark.

Feb. 22 in Charleston, S.C.
Atlanta United 4 Seattle Sounders 2.
ATL: Josef Martinez 1
ATL: Miguel Almiron (pen.) 3      
ATL: Hector Villalba 21
ATL: Josef Martinez 46
SEA: Henry Wingo (Will Bruin) 62
SEA: Will Bruin (Joevin Jones) 74
Atlanta United -- Kann; Mears (Ambrose 85'), Parkhurst (Robinson 46), Leandro Pirez, Garza (Bloom 46); Larentowicz (Kratz 61), Gressel, Villalba (Peterson 61), Almiron (Heath 61), Asad (Carleton 87); Martinez (Vazquez 61).
Seattle -- Meredith; Griffith (Nana-Sinkam 46), Barnes (Rogers 46, Torres 71), Alfaro (Marshall 71), Jake Morris (J.Jones 71); Delem (Roldan 71), Mathers (Alonso 71), Wingo (Fernandez 71), Shipp (Jones 61), Olsen (Dempsey 71); Adekoya (Lodeiro 61).
Red Card: Atlanta United -- Gressel 69.

DESERT DIAMOND CUP. For the sixth consecutive year, the Desert Diamond Cup will feature a new champion. The Houston Dynamo and Colorado Rapids will clash Saturday night in the championship game to cap off a tripleheader.

Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League:
NY Red Red Bulls 1 Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Carolina Challenge Cup:
Atlanta United 4 Seattle Sounders 2
Charleston Battery 1 Columbus Crew 1
Desert Diamond Cup (in Tucson, Ariz.):
Houston Dynamo 2 NY Red Bulls "B" 2
New England Revolution 6 Sporting KC 2
Colorado Rapids 1 New York City 0
Rowdies Suncoast Invitational (in Clearwater, Fla.):
Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact (7 pm)
Chicago Fire 3 FC Cincinnati 2
D.C. United 3 St. Louis FC 0
Toronto FC 3 Minn. United 0

Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League:
FC Dallas vs. Arabe Unido (Panama) (8 pm)

Carolina Challenge Cup:
Seattle Sounders vs. Columbus Crew (4:30 pm)
Charleston Battery vs. Atlanta United (7 pm)
Desert Diamond Cup (in Tucson, Ariz.):
5th place: New England Revolution vs. NY Red Bulls "B" (3 pm)
3rd place: New York City vs. Sporting KC (5:30 pm)
1st place: Colorado Rapids vs. Houston Dynamo (8 pm)
Rowdies Suncoast Invitational (in St. Petersburg, Fla.):
Toronto FC vs. Chicago Fire (3 pm)
Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United (5 pm)
Tampa Bay vs. Montreal Impact (7:30 pm)
LA Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers (11 pm)
Orlando City vs. Saint Louis FC (5 pm)
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Sac Republic FC (5 pm)

Minn. United vs. San Antonio SC in Orlando, Fla.

Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League:
Arabe Unido (Panama) vs. FC Dallas (8 pm)

Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League:
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. NY Red Red Bulls (10 pm)
All times ET.

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