12 Sep 2019, 12:00 IST
NEW YORK (Tuesday, September 10, 2019) – Atlanta United ahead Josef Martínez was voted the MLS Participant of the Month offered by EA SPORTS™ by members of the media for the month of August of the 2019 MLS season.
Martínez completed August with six targets over 5 common season matches performed. The reigning MLS MVP has scored 23 targets this season, tied for second-most within the league, to associate with two assists. Martínez has additionally scored in an MLS report 13 straight matches, a mark that ranks third all-time throughout the worldwide sport. Atlanta sits third within the Japanese Convention with 48 factors (15-10-Three general report).
Within the first match of the month on Aug. 3, Martínez transformed a penalty kick in 72nd minute to assist Atlanta defeat the LA Galaxy 3-Zero at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (watch aim). Every week in a while Aug. 11, Martínez notched a brace to guide Atlanta to a 2-1 dwelling victory over New York Metropolis FC. The Venezuela Nationwide Workforce star soared for a header to present Atlanta a 1-Zero lead within the 42nd minute (watch aim), earlier than doubling the lead with a penalty kick aim within the 63rd minute (watch aim).
The 26-year-old scored an excellent aim from exterior the field within the 46th minute of Atlanta’s 2-Zero highway victory over the Portland Timbers on Aug. 18 (watch aim). Atlanta received its fourth consecutive match with a 1-Zero highway victory over rival Orlando Metropolis SC on Aug. 23 behind yet one more Martínez aim from simply exterior the field (watch aim). Martínez capped the month in Atlanta’s 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 31 with a surprising give-and-go mixture with Darlington Nagbe to attain in his 13th consecutive MLS match (watch aim).
Outdoors of standard season play, Martínez scored the game-winning aim in Atlanta’s 3-2 Campeones Cup victory over Liga MX facet Membership América on Aug. 14, ending a penalty kick to present the membership its second ever trophy (watch aim). Two weeks later, Martínez performed a full 90 minutes within the U.S. Open Cup Remaining 2-1 victory over Minnesota United FC on August 27, serving to Atlanta win its third trophy and safe a berth to the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.
Atlanta returns to common season motion when internet hosting Columbus Crew SC on Saturday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN+).
MLS Participant of the Month offered by EA SPORTS is voted upon by a panel of choose nationwide media members in a course of carried out by MLS Communications.