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Martinez sets pair of MLS records in Atlanta win

Josef Martinez scored in his 10th straight match to set an MLS record as Atlanta United held on for a 2-1 win over NYCFC.
Major League Soccer: Josef Martínez (63') Atlanta United 2-0 NYCFC

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez scored in his 10th consecutive MLS game on Sunday to set a league record in his team's 2-1 victory over visiting New York City FC.

Martinez, who overcame an adductor injury to play Sunday, headed home in the 42nd minute to give United a 1-0 lead at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to break the consecutive-games scoring record he shared with Portland's Diego Valeri.

Martinez had tied Valeri's record last season, before scoring in nine straight games again ahead of Sunday's game.

With the goal, Martinez also set the MLS record for the most combined goals in three straight MLS seasons with 69, taking him past the record he shared with the New York Red Bulls' Bradley Wright-Phillips.

Martinez, a 26-year-old native of Venezuela, added a second goal from the penalty spot in the second half to take his tally to 20 goals this season, with 15 of those coming in his past 10 matches.

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