Reigning MLS Golden Boot winner Josef Martinez picked up where he left off in 2018 with two goals as MLS Cup champions Atlanta United opened their 2019 preseason slate with a resounding 7-1 win over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday afternoon at Titan Stadium in Fullerton, Calif.
In a match that ran 120 minutes -- four periods running 30 minutes each -- Atlanta's big offseason signing Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez netted his first goal for his new club via penalty kick. Dion Pereira also scored twice in his ATLUTD debut.
Atlanta United are 19 days away from opening Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 play on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Costa Rican side CS Herediano. The Sounders' first official competitive match comes in Week 1 of the MLS regular season when they host FC Cincinnati on March 2 (10ET, FS1 and FOX Deportes).
- ATL - Josef Martinez (Julian Gressel) 13' - WATCH
- ATL - Pity Martinez-PK 30+1' - WATCH
- ATL - Josef Martinez (Tito Villalba) 46'
- ATL - Dion Pereira (Kendall Edwards) 72'
- SEA - Ray Serrano 88'
- ATL - Romario Williams (Amir Bashti) 95'
- ATL - Romario Williams 101' - WATCH
- ATL - Dion Pereira 109' - WATCH
Atlanta United Lineup: Brad Guzan (Alec Kann, Brendan Moore) – George Bello (Brek Shea), Michael Parkhurst (Jeff Larentowicz), Miles Robinson (Kendall Edwards), Leandro Gonzalez Pirez (Mikey Ambrose), Anderson Asiedu (Amir Bashti) – Eric Remedi (Andrew Carleton), Ezequiel Barco (Dion Pereira), Julian Gressel (Gordon Wild) – Gonzalo Martínez (Tito Villalba, Romario Williams), Josef Martinez (Brandon Vazquez)
Seattle Sounders (1st team, 4-2-3-1): Stefan Frei – Kelvin Leerdam, Chad Marshall (Román Torres 30’), Jonathan Campbell, Nick Hinds** – Gustav Svensson, Danny Leyva** – Handwalla Bwana, Víctor Rodríguez, Azriel Gonzalez – Raúl Ruidíaz
Seattle Sounders (2nd team @ 46', 4-2-3-1): Bryan Meredith (Trey Muse 80’) – Henry Wingo, Román Torres (Aleks Berkolds 72’), Kim Kee-hee, Brad Smith (Jordan McCrary 72’) – Joel Rydstrand*, Alex Roldan – Jordan Morris (Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez 72’), Danny Leyva** (Danny Robles** 60’), Ray Serrano** – Will Bruin
Seattle Sounders (3rd team @ 90', 4-2-3-1): Trey Muse – Jordan McCrary, Blake Malone***, Aleks Berkholds*, Connor Draught*** – Josh Atencio**, Danny Robles** – Shandon Hopeau**, Marlon Vargas**, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez** – Alec Diaz**
* Unsigned SuperDraft selection or preseason guest player
** Player currently signed to Tacoma Defiance roster
*** Sounders FC Academy Player