Atlanta United win MLS Cup in just their second season with victory against Portland Timbers

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Atlanta United won their first MLS Cup (Picture: Getty)

Atlanta United won their first MLS Cup in just their second season in the league after a comfortable 2-0 win against Portland Timbers in Georgia on Saturday.

The Five Stripes have taken MLS to new heights since their inception in 2017 and are the 17th most supported club in the world ahead of the likes of European giants AC Milan.

MVP Josef Martinez bagged his 35th goal of the campaign when he opened the scoring in the 39th minute and Franco Escobar struck after the interval to see off the Timbers.

Atlanta welcomed 73,019 to the Mercedez-Benz Stadium, setting a new MLS record for the highest attendance at one match.

MVP Josef Martinez opened the scoring (Picture: Getty)

The win was Gerardo Martinos final game in charge of the club as he has agreed to take over Mexicos national side.

Former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew was in attendance in Georgia and has been heavily linked with taking over.

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