Josef, Pity finally on the same page

Is the ATL United offense primed for big things?

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
June 03, 2019 - 7:30 am

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Josef Martinez tallied his 9th and 10th goals of the season on Saturday in Atlanta United's 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire.

The first of those goals was assisted by Pity Martinez and John Fricke and Hugh Douglas discuss how Josef is figuring out Pity Martinez. It was a slow start for Josef with just 2 goals in his first 7 games, but he's scored 10 goals in 15 games since then.

They explain the difference between Josef playing with Almiron and playing with Pity and how they now understand each other on the field and it's led to 4 goals in the last 2 wins for United.

"The Martinez brothers are starting to get on the same page," Hugh said.  "We were talking about that, with Almiron leaving, when are these two guys going to start gelling a little bit, and hopefully thats the start of something reallty big for those two"

John Fricke agreed and explained the difference.

"Josef's gettng the ball in a different way now. Miggy loved to beat everybody down the sideline and feed it to the middle on a cross to Josef," Fricke says, "and what Pity wants to do is use his art to create something throught the middle of the field, more of a direct line pass."

They also touch on the team adjusting more and more to De Boer's preferred style, and how strong the team has been defensively.