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Argentina's young star Thiago Almada had a golden performance for Atlanta United - scoring an emphatic free kick to help lift the Five Stripes to a 5-1 dominating win over Portland Timbers.
Caleb Wiley added a goal and an assist, and Georgios Giakoumakis and Luiz Araujo also scored for Atlanta (3-0-1, 10 points), which is off to the best start in franchise history.
Tega Ikoba scored for the Timbers (1-3-0, 3 points), who suffered their third consecutive defeat. Portland was without eight players because of injuries.
Wiley opened the scoring on the counterattack in the 25th minute.
Following a Portland corner kick, Atlanta quickly cleared the ball to midfield, where two Timbers defenders ran into each other, allowing the ball to fall to Almada.
Atlanta United golden boy Thiago Almada scored a wonderful free kick in a 5-1