Josef Martinez Ties MLS Goal Scoring Record With 9 Games Still To Play

The Atlanta United striker notched number 27 on the season, drawing him level for most goals in a single MLS season.

Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez registered his 27th goal of the 2018 season on Sunday, drawing him level with Roy Lassiter (1996), Chris Wondolowski (2012) and Bradley Wright-Phillips (2016) for most goals ever scored in a single MLS season.

The 25-year-old Venezuelan has only been in the league for two years, but he also set the record for most hat tricks in league history (six) back in July. It took him just 42 MLS appearances to set that mark, and he’s on pace to shatter the single-season goal mark.

Atlanta's currently leading the Supporters’ Shield race with 51 points from 25 games. Martinez has nine regular season matches remaining to score the record-breaking goal.

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