Martinez not thinking of MLS goal record

Voice of Atlanta United Mike Conti says striker more concerned about winning

Wendy Adams
August 20, 2018 - 11:31 am

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Atlanta Untied started their final stretch the postseason on a good note beating Columbus Crew 3-1 on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The win puts United back in the driver's seat in the Supporters' Shield, now three points ahead of the NY Red Bulls and four ahead of NYCFC in the Eastern Conference.

Josef Martinez notched his 27th goal of the season tying the MLS single-season goal record.

Additionally, Hector Villalba and Miguel Almiron both scored goals in the win. Voice of Atlanta United, Mike Conti, said the goal scored by Miggy was good for him from a mental standpoint, to break that scoring drought. And for Tito, it was great to see him score because of the bad luck he's had with injuries dating back to the preseason. 

"Two very important goals. I honestly believe though John as much buzz as there is about Josef and the record, and the fact that he could get it Friday in Orlando, I really think Josef and the rest of the club; they're not even thinking about that. Their sights right now are on that Supporters' Shield; because if you win [that>, and you make the MLS Cup Final, it's going to be at Mercedes-Benz Stadium."