The time has come for Josef Martinez. With his 28th goal of the season, the Venezuelan has officially surpassed Roy Lassiter (1996), Chris Wondolowski (2012), and Bradley Wright-Phillips (2014) and now has the most goals ever scored in a single season in Major League Soccer. The record goal was appropriately scored against Atlanta United’s biggest rival, Orlando City.
This record is just another on the list of accolades he has collected in MLS, with him already taking the top spot on for most hat tricks in MLS history. On top of all this, he still has eight-plus games left to play to add to his lead.
Times like these leave us a chance to remember how lucky we are to be able to watch a player of his quality on a week-to-week basis. Whether or not he leaves soon or later in the future, Martinez has left an impact in MLS and Atlanta that won’t soon be forgotten.
Congratulations Josef on this achievement!