Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel (right) is the first to celebrate with forward Josef Martinez after a penalty kick for his second goal against New York City FC during a 2-1 victory in their soccer match on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Josef Martinez named MLS Player of the Week

Josef Martinez was voted the MLS Player of the Week after the Atlanta United striker scored twice in a win over NYCFC on Sunday.

In the 2-1 win, Martinez set a league record with a goal in 10 consecutive matches. He has 15 goals in the 10-game span and 20 for the season, second most in the league. Martinez scored first on a header from a Julian Gressel cross. He later converted a penalty kick after Pity Martinez was fouled.

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