Prolific player Josef Martinez will continue his career with Inter Miami CF, after seeing Atlanta United FC accept a buyout option on Wednesday.
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The one who achieved a Major League Soccer (MLS) mark by scoring 31 goals during the 2018 campaign immediately signed an agreement with the Florida organization which will be in a fourth season in 2023. The 29-year-old athlete s Joined Atlanta in February 2017 and the following year became the first man in Garber Tour history to win MLS Cup, All-Star Game and NHL MVP honors in the same campaign. regular schedule. He tallied 111 goals in all competitions at Georgia.
« Josef played a key role in the history of Atlanta United by scoring memorable goals and obtaining several trophies for moments that will be remembered by our supporters, » the club’s technical director said in a press release. Carlos Bocanegra. He was a piece of the foundation that helped us establish our brand as we know it today.”
Obviously, the Venezuelan said he was happy to land in his new organization for which he will play his first match on February 25, during the visit of CF Montreal.
“I am enthusiastic about this opportunity to wear the colors of Inter Miami and I want to give the best of myself, he indicated on the club’s website. This is a team with high goals and hoping to be among the strongest in the league.
He is confident that he will be able to build a winning team on good foundations with his new formation.
« In my time in the league, I’ve played Inter Miami four or five times, and I see them as a new team improving and trying to put their stamp on the league, » he said. in the daily “Miami Herald”. I know how difficult it is for a team starting from scratch. They are trying to achieve important goals. My job is to score a lot of goals. I hope we can win trophies and make an impression together.”
Martinez suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the 2020 season opener and returned to action the following year, scoring 12 goals in 24 appearances. Last year, he missed about two months of activities due to a knee arthroscopy in April. He finished with nine goals in 26 duels on the clock.