Atlanta United star Josef Martinez conquered the MLS regular-season goal-scoring record with his 28th goal of the 2018 campaign.
Venezuela international Martinez made history by scoring the match-winning goal in Atlanta’s 2-1 victory at Orlando City on Friday.
The former Torino forward surpassed the achievements of Bradley Wright-Phillips (2014), Chris Wondolowski (2012) and Roy Lassiter (1996) with his 74th-minute strike in Orlando.
Martinez, who equaled the record in last week’s 3-1 win against Columbus Crew, was played in by teammate Julian Gressel before calmly chipping the ball over Orlando goalkeeper Joseph Bendik.
One for the record books.
#28 on the season for @JosefMartinez17 https://t.co/d7VJ3ngSYP
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) August 25, 2018
The win sent Eastern Conference and Supporters’ Shield leaders Atlanta five points clear atop the standings amid their seven-match unbeaten streak with eight regular-season games remaining.