August 27, 2019 Atlanta: Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez is ruled offsides on a goal past Minnesota United goalkeeper Vito Mannone in a 2-1 Atlanta United victory to win the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

Atlanta United’s Martinez receives MLS monthly honor

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez was named the MLS player of the month on Tuesday after scoring six goals in five games during the month.

Martinez, 26, has scored in 13 consecutive league games, a record. He has 23 goals this season. Atlanta United, third in the East with 48 points, will host Columbus on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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