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MLS getting closer to Liga MX - Atlanta's De Boer

Josef Martinez converted his second penalty attempt to score Atlanta United's winner and secure the first Campeones Cup win for an MLS side.

Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer believes his team's 3-2 victory over Club America on Wednesday is a significant step to MLS closing the gap with Liga MX.

Mexico's top division has traditionally dominated against MLS teams, but Atlanta's victory over Liga MX's most successful club saw MLS take the second edition of the Campeones Cup, with Tigres having lifted the inaugural trophy last year against Toronto.

"I think it's very important," said De Boer, speaking in Spanish, at the postgame...

Atlanta beats Club America to lift Campeones Cup

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Josef Martinez converted his second penalty attempt to score Atlanta United's winner and secure the first Campeones Cup win for an MLS side.

Josef Martinez netted the winning goal to hand Atlanta United a 3-2 victory over Club America and lift the 2019 Campeones Cup after an epic game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Martinez netted MLS champion Atlanta's third from the penalty spot in the 65th, having seen a first-half penalty saved.

The Campeones Cup is played out each year between the MLS champion and the Liga MX Campeon de Campeones, with Tigres defeating Toronto FC in the inaugural 2018 edition.

The game started out at a frantic pace and...