Josef Martinez broke an MLS record by scoring in a 10th consecutive game for Atlanta United on Sunday.
The Venezuelan forward headed in a Julian Gressel cross for the opening goal – and MLS record – in the 42nd minute against New York City at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Martinez continuing his hot streak meant he surpassed the previous best mark he briefly shared with Portland Timbers star Diego Valeri.
The 26-year-old has netted 14 times during his run, which started in May, to close in on Los Angeles FC star Carlos Vela atop the MLS goalscoring charts.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 11, 2019
Vela has struck 22 times for the Western Conference leaders, while Martinez is up to 19 goals.
Former Torino forward Martinez enjoyed a stellar season in 2018, too, scoring 35 MLS goals to be linked with a return to Europe.
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