After putting on another goal-scoring clinic on Independence Day, Atlanta United's Josef Martinez has earned himself a spot on the MLS Team of the Week. Martinez was directly involved in three of the team's four goals, netting two of them himself. The first came from a powerful header after latching on to a Greg Garza cross and the other from a combination with Miguel Almirón then dinking it off the inside of the post for the final dagger.
Other than the inaugural match against New York Red Bulls, Martinez has found the back of the net in every home appearance this season, and his most recent Fourth of July brace was worthy of another Golden Spike from the Atlanta supporters. The 23-year-old Venezuelan international now leads the team in goals with nine on the year in MLS. And considering Atlanta United still have the majority of their home matches still to play, the rest of the league have the right to be wary.
See the full MLS Team of the Week below:
Bench: Luis Robles, NY; Adolfo Machado, HOU; Victor Ulloa, DAL; Jimmy Medranda, SKC; Roland Lamah, DAL; Mauro Manotas, HOU; Jozy Altidore, TOR
Coach: Brian Schmetzer, SEA
NOTE: Team of the Week is voted on by the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.