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Atlanta United forward Josef Martínez voted MLS Player of the Month presented by EA SPORTS

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12 Sep 2019, 12:00 IST

Josef Martinez
Josef Martinez

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.  

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Arihant Chopra
Arihant Chopra has been working in the Sports industry. He currently contributes for Trevino by writing about sports content. He started his career with Trevino to get started as a journalist.

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