Atlanta United’s Pity Martinez called up to Argentine national team

Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez speaks during a press conference at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in Marietta on Friday, January 25, 2019. Atlanta United introduced Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez to the media on Friday during a formal press conference at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground. The attacking midfielder was a key part of River Plate's run to the 2018 Copa Libertadores title, South America's top international club competition, and scored the final goal in River Plate's 3-1 victory in Leg 2 against rivals Boca Juniors to win the final 5-3 on aggregate on Dec. 10. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

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Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez speaks during a press conference at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in Marietta on Friday, January 25, 2019. Atlanta United introduced Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez to the media on Friday during a formal press conference at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground. The attacking midfielder was a key part of River Plate's run to the 2018 Copa Libertadores title, South America's top international club competition, and scored the final goal in River Plate's 3-1 victory in Leg 2 against rivals Boca Juniors to win the final 5-3 on aggregate on Dec. 10. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Atlanta United midfielder Gonzalo ‘Pity’ Martinez was called up to the Argentine national team on Thursday. He is the only MLS player to receive the call from Argentina.

There will be a break for FIFA international play from March 18-26. Argentina will play Venezuela in Madrid, Spain on March 22 and Morocco in Rabat, Morocco on March 26.

Martinez played for the national team in September, 2018.

Atlanta United hosts the Philadelphia Union on March 17 and returns to league play at Columbus on March 30.

Martinez, the reigning South American player of the year, joined Atlanta United in the offseason and has appeared in all four games this season between the Champions League and MLS.