Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez is MLS’ Most Valuable Player
Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez has been named the MLS’ Most Valuable Player.
The 25-year-old Venezuela international saw off competition on the shortlist from his team-mate Miguel Almiron (runner-up), LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (third), DC United’s Wayne Rooney (fourth) and Los Angeles FC’s Carlos Vela (fifth).
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Martinez has already won the Golden Boot for scoring 31 goals in 34 games this season, breaking the mark of 27 shared by Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips, and added three goals in the play-offs as Atlanta won the Eastern Conference title.