Martinez's goal was one that has become typical: a run behind the defense onto a pass from Julian Gressel. Martinez waited for goalkeeper Matt Turner to commit before taking his shot.
Atlanta United will face New England when it hosts them in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 19.
“We know what Josef brings, not just the quality on the field, but as a leader, as a mental presence for all of us,” Gressel said. “He had a good week of training. I’m sure he’s hurting right now, but he’s got a couple weeks to recover, but just important for him to be there.”
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