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Red-hot Martinez extends record as Atlanta edge Orlando (video)

SOCCER: AUG 11 MLS - New York City FC at Atlanta United FC

ATLANTA, GA AUGUST 11: Atlanta’s Josef Martinez (7) looks into the crowd after he scored a first half goal during the MLS match between New York City FC and Atlanta United FC on August 11th, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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The game in 200 words (or less): Josef Martinez remains unstoppable, scoring in a record 12 consecutive games. Throughout that span, the Venezuelan has recorded 17 goals, with one of those giving Atlanta United the 1-0 victory against rival Orlando City on Friday night. The talk of the league remain Carlos Vela - deservingly so - but Martinez continues to put together another superlative season. The Five Stripes, who have won five straight league games, continue on a positive trend, too. Worried after a slow start to the season under Frank de Boer, the defending MLS Cup champions regain the top position in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, Orlando - winless in their last two - will look to bounce back quickly as they remain tied with seventh place Montreal.

Three moments that mattered

10′ — Tesho misses a clear one-on-one early on — Tesho had everything going for him, but then he failed to finish.

60′ — Martinez continues to score — Aside from Vela, no one has been more reliable than the Venezuelan when it comes to scoring goals.

88′ — Villalba nearly makes it two for Atlanta — The Five Stripes were this close of ending things early against their rivals.

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Man of the match: Miles Robinson

Goalscorers: Martinez (60′)

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