Concern that Martinez is doing all the scoring?

Josef Martinez one goal away from MLS single-season record

Wendy Adams
August 06, 2018 - 9:52 am

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Voice of Atlanta United Mike Conti joined John and Hugh to recap Saturday's 2-2 draw against Toronto FC. Atlanta held onto a 2-1 from the 67th minute; well, until Tosaint Rickett's late stoppage time goal that would end the game in a tie. This is the third game this season that United has given up a lead late. 

"It's hard when, three times now, you've had the lead going into the 86th minute, and you haven't won those games. That's frustrating. You have to keep in mind that Toronto was very, very desperate. They really needed three points. Soccer can be cruel, can be frustraing. It was certainly cruel and frustrating for Atlanta United on Saturday."

Josef Martinez put both goals up for Atlanta United, making it Nos. 26 and 27 on the season. He now sits one goal shy of the MLS single-season record. It is a concern at all that he's seems to be doing all the scoring?

"I'm not concerned because Atlanta United still leads the league in goals. If they were only scoring a goal per game, and Josef was scoring all of them, I'd be a little more concerned then. But you still lead the league in goals so I don't think that's a huge problem yet."

Ezequiel Barco remained sidelined for his third consecutive game with the squad. When asked about his when we could see Barco again in the starting lineup, Conti didn't want to specualate. 

“I would point out that they are 2-0-1 without him."