Watch: Josef Martinez score his sweetest goal yet in his 15-game scoring streak

Josef Martinez's scoring streak is now 15 games in a row and his season total is 26 goals after he scored two goals in Atlanta United's 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati. On the second goal, he left two defenders in the dust before curling a left-footed shot past Cincinnati keeper keeper Przemysaw Tyton.

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5 comments about "Watch: Josef Martinez score his sweetest goal yet in his 15-game scoring streak".
  1. frank schoon, September 19, 2019 at 6:27 a.m.

    Great stuff, a la Zlatan style...this is what makes soccer such a beautiful game!

  2. Wooden Ships replied, September 19, 2019 at 10:01 a.m.

    He’s fun to watch, calm, collected, confident. I do grimace when I see defenders leave their feet, two of them on that attack. 

  3. frank schoon replied, September 19, 2019 at 10:50 a.m.

    Ships, if you look what he did, technically speaking, it is all very basic. The three movements ,getting the ball over his shoulder with his heel and keeping the ball near his body  takes a little more touch, but the second move the cut back is simple and the cut with the outside of his left is nothing special and the shot with his left foot ,again is nice but nothing special. 
    My point is that our players strikers don't even have the ability or show it  these techniques applied which can be learned easily enough. 
    If this was an American player ,he probably waited for the ball to come allowing it to go by him and try to shield the ball and try to shoot somehow or try to push the ball straight forwards, making for the ball and hopefully beat the defender. The difference with Martinez and Zlatan compared to our players is the extra movement the feint of beating the second man coming in...that movement is rarely seen carried out by American players for they to direct in their play and miss that extra pizzaz
    And you're so right about the defenders leaving their feet but you know you'll see that also at times in CL. 

  4. Wooden Ships, September 19, 2019 at 9:46 p.m.

    Yes, it is basic Frank. We know how you learn to play that way. The last two goal scorers for the US that could play that way were Dempsey and Mathis. And, for many coaches they were considered undisciplined when they were younger. 

  5. frank schoon replied, September 20, 2019 at 9:21 a.m.

    Yup, so true...

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