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Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez could break the all-time MLS career hat-trick record in his first season

Martinez has already hit four triples in just 23 games

There are a number of high profile stars who move to the US to wind down their career.

But it isn’t a joke league.

As its developed in the last couple of years real young talent is moving to the States to get some experience but mostly to rack up their career goals tally.


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It’s almost too easy for Josef Martinez

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It’s almost too easy for Josef Martinez

Atlanta United’ Josef Martinez bagged a hat-trick against Vancouver in the MLS yesterday which was his fourth this season.

That’s after playing just 23 games in the US he has already netted three times in a game four times.

Why couldn’t David Villa do this?

Glad to see Crouchy’s robot making it way to America

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Glad to see Crouchy’s robot making it way to America

Not only was this Martinez’s fourth triple of the season it also means he is just one hat-trick away from tying the all-time MLS career record for hatricks.

And it is his first season.

Wow.


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Close your eyes and hope it goes on target

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Close your eyes and hope it goes on target

MLS legends like Landon Donovan, Stern John and Diego Cerna have all hit five hat-tricks in the American league.

But bear in mind they have all played over 100 MLS games.

Martinez, at just 23, could play at least that many and all he has to do is find two more hat-tricks to break the record – the rate he is going that could quite easily happen this season.

Where is the keeper’s head?

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Where is the keeper’s head?

The Venezualan started his career in his home country before Young Boys brought him to Europe.

Atlanta signed him from Torino in the summer after scoring 13 goals in 75 games and he has started life in America in unbelievable form.

Martinez has an incredible record of finding the net 24 times in his first 26 games for the club in all competitions.

I think it’s safe to say he’s probably too good for the MLS.


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