Josef Martinez is a treasure, and in case his two magical goals against FC Cincinnati or his 15-game scoring streak didn’t do the trick, you’ll certainly be reminded when you watch this video distributed by Major League Soccer.
This whole thing is amazing. My favorite part is how he talks about how his abuelo y abuela love Miguel Almiron more than they love him. Josef has a great sense of humor on top of having the most distinctive cackling laugh of anyone on the team. I also found it interesting how he seems to have picked up his sense of style from his time playing in Italy. While things didn’t go so well for him on the field at Torino, he certainly doesn’t dismiss his time spent in Serie A as a waste.
We can’t just leave the Josef discussion here though. We need to talk about him some more after watching this.
Tears. Literally. The way he looks at this brave girl when he first steps into the party room to the way he sings and dances and has a girly party... it’s all beautiful. While we all love to watch him in HERO MODE when he’s Angry Josef on the field and scoring in every game, we should all appreciate this glimpse into his humanity.