Major League Soccer announced today that Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez has garnered the 2019 AT&T MLS Goal of the Year for his 65th-minute strike in Week 29 against FC Cincinnati on Sept. 18. Martinez becomes the second Atlanta player to earn this honor, joining Héctor Villalba (2017).
The winner was unveiled during Matchday Central on MLSsoccer.com, prior to the conference semifinal stage of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. Fans selected from 16 Goal of the Year nominees via online voting.
The 26-year-old Venezuelan forward has been the most prolific goalscorer over MLS’s past three seasons, and this goal against Cincinnati set an MLS record: 15 consecutive games with a goal (21 goals during that stretch).