Major League Soccer records continue to tumble while Josef Martinez calls North America home.
Atlanta United‘s Venezuelan marksman netted both goals in Sunday’s 2-1 win over New York City FC, and he’s now scored in 10 straight MLS matches. Martinez surpassed the previous record of nine games, a mark he co-held with the Portland Timbers’ Diego Valeri.
His first goal came on a trademark leap and powerful header. His second successful effort was from the penalty spot, and with that he set another record for the most goals scored (70) in three consecutive MLS seasons.
Martinez, 26, has recorded 20 goals over 22 appearances in the 2019 MLS campaign, and he’s two behind top scorer Carlos Vela. The Los Angeles FC forward can add to his tally during Sunday evening’s showdown with the New York Red Bulls.
Although Martinez stole the spotlight at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, NYCFC were able to register a late consolation. Atlanta United conceded their first league goal since July 26 when Heber met a loose ball on the edge of the area with a first-time bullet.
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