Josef Martínez still scores when he wants.
Last weekend, the Atlanta United forward would tie the MLS record with his 27th goal of the season. The best part? Well, Atlanta still had eight matches left to play. But on Friday night against Orlando City, Martínez found the back of the net for the 28th time. That’s right. Time to move over, Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Now, the Venezuelan forward is still just 25 years old. He won’t be 26 until next May. Therefore, it’s not out of the question to imagine Martínez returning to Europe sometime in the future. However, he couldn’t cut it at Torino — scoring only 13 goals in 76 matches — and he really just wants to keep winning.
“…I like to win and if we’re not focused, we’re going to lose matches. We always try to do things well and make our fans happy with our goals. We know if we do positive things on the pitch, everyone leaves happy,” Martínez said to Spanish newspaper Marca back in May.
That’s going to make Atlanta fans happy. Right now, it’s 28 goals and counting…
Ch 2 traveled to Orlando to witness history! @ATLUTD Josef Martinez scores his 28th goal and sets record for most goals in any single season in MLS history – still 8-more games to play pic.twitter.com/Fx5vpkFBzm
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) August 25, 2018
…and there’s plenty more where that came from.
Oh, and Atlanta still has seven matches left to play. Buckle up.