Toronto FC spoils Atlanta United’s Supporters’ Shield bid

October 28, 2018
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Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow (2) and Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) vie for the ball with Atlanta United defender Franco Escobar (2) during the first half of MLS soccer action in Toronto, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) — Lucas Jansson scored twice and Toronto FC spoiled Atlanta United’s Supporters’ Shield bid, winning 4-1 on Sunday in the regular-season finale.

Atlanta (21-7-6) arrived at BMO Field with a one-point edge over New York in the MLS overall standings, but the Red Bulls beat visiting Orlando City on Sunday to top spot in the standings. The Red Bulls finished with 71 points, erasing the single-season mark of 69 that Toronto set last year in its championship campaign. Atlanta finished with 69.

Josef Martinez scored his MLS-record 31st goal for Atlanta, converting a penalty kick in the 76th minute.

Sebastian Giovinco and Marky Delgado also scored for Toronto (10-18-6).

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