Atlanta United star Josef Martinez conquered the MLS regular-season goalscoring record with his 28th goal of the 2018 campaign.
Venezuela international Martinez made history by scoring the match-winning goal in Atlanta’s 2-1 victory at Orlando City on Friday.
The former Torino forward surpassed the achievements of Bradley Wright-Phillips (2014), Chris Wondolowski (2012) and Roy Lassiter (1996) with his 74th-minute strike in Orlando.
Martinez, who equalled the record in last week’s 3-1 win against Columbus Crew, was played in by team-mate Julian Gressel before calmly chipping the ball over Orlando goalkeeper Joseph Bendik.
One for the record books.
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) August 25, 2018
The win sent Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield leaders Atlanta five points clear atop the standings amid their seven-match unbeaten streak with eight regular-season games remaining.
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