Martinez sets pair of MLS records in Atlanta win

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez scored in his 10th consecutive MLS game on Sunday to set a league record in his team’s 2-1 win over New York City FC.

Martinez, who overcame an adductor injury to face New York City FC, headed home in the 42nd minute to give United a 1-0 lead at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to break the consecutive-games scoring record he shared with Portland’s Diego Valeri.

Martinez had tied Valeri’s record last season before scoring in nine straight games again ahead of Sunday’s game.

With the goal, Martinez also set the MLS record for the most combined goals in three-straight MLS seasons with 69, taking him past the record he shared with the New York Red Bulls’ Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Martinez added a second goal from the penalty spot in the second half to take his tally to 20 goals this season, with 15 of those coming in his last 10 matches.

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