The game in 200 words (or less): Josef Martinez remains unstoppable, scoring in a record 12 consecutive games. Throughout that span, the Venezuelan has recorded 17 goals, with one of those giving Atlanta United the 1-0 victory against rival Orlando City on Friday night. The talk of the league remain Carlos Vela – deservingly so – but Martinez continues to put together another superlative season. The Five Stripes, who have won five straight league games, continue on a positive trend, too. Worried after a slow start to the season under Frank De Boer, the defending MLS Cup champions regain the top position in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, Orlando – winless in their last two – will look to bounce back quickly as they remain tied with seventh place Montreal.
Three moments that mattered
10′ — Tesho misses a clear one-on-one early on — Tesho had everything going for him, but then he failed to finish.
60′ — Martinez continues to score — Aside from Vela, no one has been more reliable than the Venezuelan when it comes to scoring goals.
88′ — Villalba nearly makes it two for Atlanta — The Five Stripes were this close of ending things early against their rivals.
Man of the match: Miles Robinson
Goalscorers: Martinez (60′)