Miguel Almiron scored twice in the first 23 minutes as Atlanta United easily accounted for New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday night.
Almiron, a 23-year-old designated player in his first MLS season, has five goals in the last two games and all of his seven goals have come in three matches.
The Paraguay international opened the scoring in the 16th minute. Hector Villalba's pass led Julian Gressel on a breakaway and he fed Almiron for the finish from just inside the area. Moments later, Villalba blasted a right-footer into the corner of the net.
Almiron then gave Atlanta a 3-0 lead in the 23rd minute, tapping a cross from Gressel into a wide-open net.
Jack Harrison scored a consolation goal in the 71st minute for NYCFC.