Martinez would join the MLS expansion club after making 58 appearances and scoring seven goals at Torino in Italy’s top division since 2014. Atlanta United has two strikers, Kenwyne Jones and Brandon Vazquez, who would be considered target, or hold-up, forwards because of their size. Both are taller than 6-feet. Martinez is 5-7 and likely better at trying to get into the space between the defenders compared to Jones and Vazquez.
Carmona would join after having his contract terminated by Atalanta in Italy, where he made 155 appearances since 2010.