ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Two of the top players of Atlanta United FC just made another personal milestone in Major League Soccer.
United FC’s star Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez and defensive specialist Miles Robinson have made it to the top 10 list for best-selling MLS jersey.
Martinez is ranked as first in the list which was released to the media on Wednesday.
It’s the first time that Martínez has finished at No. 1 and the second time an Atlanta United player has led the league (Miguel Almirón, 2017).
Martínez is the only MLS player to rank in the top three each of the past three seasons. Of the 14 different countries represented on the top-25 list, Martínez was the only player from Venezuela.
The rankings were determined by overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on since the beginning of 2021.
Robinson for his part is ranked seventh on the list.
Robinson’s recent stint playing internationally has helped his name recognition.
Of the top 25 jersey sales, six (including Robinson) belong to members of the U.S. Men’s National Team. And of those six U.S. players, Robinson’s jersey was the second highest (Cristian Roldan was no. 6).
It’s the fifth consecutive year that Atlanta United has had multiple players on the list.
This season, LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders also had multiple players finish in the top 10.
Since joining MLS in 2017, Atlanta has had the most jerseys ranked in the top seven (9), and the club has recorded a total of 17 jerseys in the top 25.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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