Powered by a competitive streak that can be seen in every training session and every game, the Venezuelan has posted three more hat tricks, including one in Atlanta United’s most-recent game. He needs just one more to tie the all-time league record. He will get that chance on Saturday back in Minneapolis where it all started.
“What you guys see during games is exactly what Josef is like in every training session,” manager Gerardo Martino said. “I think all players are competitive. Some players show it more than others. When he loses a game in training or misses a goal opportunity and gets mad and shows it; he’s just an animal in terms of his competitiveness.”