Jason Longshore: "What Josef Martinez is doing has never been done before..."

Stan Norfleet
July 21, 2018 - 8:54 pm
Josef Martinez

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Jason Longshore, 92.9 The Game Color Analyst for Atlanta United, joined Stan Norfleet for their weekly postgame discussion with a much different tone than the discussion after last week's 1-1 draw vs. Seattle Sounders.  Longshore talked about United being a second half team, why the Five Stripes have been giving up the first goal to their opponents, and the defensive work Andrew Carleton has put in with the absence of Ezequiel Barco.  Jason put into perspective just how difficult it is for Josef Martinez to do what he's done in his two years with United.  He also said that it's equivalent to what Lionel Messi did in Barcelona (although he said that, admittedly, it is hard to make comparisons among different leagues), and that scoring a goal a game has never been done in the 20-year history of MLS.  Jason said the Supporter's Shield and the last two playoff spots will go down to the final game of the season.  Jason wrapped the chat previewing next week's match vs. Montreal Impact, which has won 4 of 5 and have a big test against the Timbers tonight.