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Kevin Kratz wins AT&T MLS Goal of the Week

Atlanta United's red-hot goalscoring form at Mercedes-Benz Stadium has continued through the first week and a half, with the Five Stripes now putting up 17 goals in four games in their new home. Now they've won two out of two AT&T MLS Goal of the Week competitions in that span as well. After Greg Garza took home top honors last week, it was midfielder Kevin Kratz whose free kick screamer could not be ignored by MLS voters.

Last week was all about teamwork, but this goal is down to pure individual brilliance. Minutes after coming on as a substitute, Kratz's teammates stepped aside to let the German midfielder take a free kick from just outside the box. And just like he does so often in training, Kratz placed the ball in the top corner, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.

Kratz's finish ended with 47% of the fan vote, nearly double the second-place finisher with 26%. Atlanta United will try to keep that goalscoring streak alive on Sunday as they face the Montreal Impact, a game with huge playoff implications for both sides. Tickets are still available for that one, make sure you've saved your spot by getting tickets here.

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