This week in Sounders gifs: Oba! Oba! Oba? and the Hahnemann Shoe Shine Service. (Animated)

Obafemi Martins turns and fires into Chicago's goal for the early lead.

Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire matches at Toyota Park are always a bit dramatic, and the last match before the World Cup break proved to be no different as Seattle managed to hold on to beat Chicago 3-2. Obafemi Martins was the man on fire in the first half missing a difficult open net, scoring a goal, scoring on a penalty, and getting a straight red for 'violent conduct.' Lamar Neagle scored the third Sounders goal which should've been the clincher, but Chicago would not go quietly into the night. It came down to Stephen Frei making several huge stops down the stretch to secure all three points, keeping the Sounders at the top of the table going into the break.

A nice show of patience by the Sounders on the first Obafemi Martins breakaway chance. Marco Pappa with great vision and a better ball in:


Lovely touch by Pappa and Oba narrowly missing from a tight angle:


Another nice sequence leads up to Oba's first goal. Nice ball to Chad Barrett from Gonzalo Pineda, Brad Evans choosing a good time to join the attack:


More Oba's goal. That first touch on the ball and that turn:


The build up to the penalty call. Watch the movement by Obafemi and later the burst by Evans:


The foul for penalty. The decision-making side of JKH I don't think anyone misses. Easy penalty call/card:


Penal! Penal! Penal!


Lamar Neagle is calm, cool, and patient on his goal:


A trio of Stefan Frei saves that kept the Fire from our points.

How is this not a foul on Jeff Larentowicz hanging all over Neagle?:


Love this one because the look on Quincy Amerikwa's face:



The Lamar Neagle goal celebration where Marcus Hahnemann shines his shoe:


Hugs are nice, but Oba hugs are nicer:


Yeah, we see you too, Matt Oak:


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