Josef Martinez scored twice for Atlanta United to set an MLS record with 45 goals in his first two seasons, and Tosaint Ricketts had a stoppage-time goal for Toronto FC in a 2-2 draw Saturday.
Martinez passed Stern John (44, 1998-99) for most goals in his first two seasons. The Venezuelan striker has 26 goals this season, one short of the MLS record. League-leading Atlanta (14-4-6) has 10 games remaining.
Martinez tied it at 1 with a penalty kick in the 53rd minute after drawing the penalty against goalkeeper Alex Bono.
It ain’t over til it’s over…<a href=”https://twitter.com/TosaintRicketts?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@TosaintRicketts</a> comes off the bench to bag the late equalizer<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TFCLive?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#TFCLive</a> | <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ATLvTOR?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#ATLvTOR</a> <a href=”https://t.co/xb5IBm7wju”>pic.twitter.com/xb5IBm7wju</a>
In the 67th, Martinez headed home Hector Villalba’s diagonal cross to make it 2-1.
Ricketts punched home Jonathan Osorio’s cross in the 91st minute to level it for defending champion Toronto (6-11-5).
Sebastian Giovinco gave Toronto FC a 1-0 lead in the first minute of first-half stoppage time, finishing Auro’s cross with a right-footed shot from the centre of the box.