Josef Martinez to sit vs Houston

Posted on May 18 2017 - 4:07pm by Jared Halus

Mar 18, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (7) celebrates a goal against the Chicago Fire in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field. Atlanta United FC won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

After a seventh straight match without their leading scorer, many Atlanta United fans were hopeful to see Josef Martinez return right in time for two straight home games. The 23-year-old striker hasn’t seen the pitch since he suffered a left quad injury while playing in a world cup qualifying match for Venezuela.

On Thursday, Sam Jones (@J_SamJones) of @DirtySouthSoc reported that we will have to wait at least another week.

“Closer.” While this doesn’t exactly translate to, “he’ll be back and scoring hat tricks against NYCFC”, I’m going to assume that’s what Tata was hinting at. Atlanta United fans can expect to see a lineup similar to last week’s for Saturday’s match against Houston Dynamo.

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