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Obafemi Martins named MLS Player of the Week

The Sounders FC forward earned his first MLS Player of the Week nod after racking up a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win against Real Salt Lake.

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Seattle Sounders FC forward Obafemi Martins earned his first ever MLS Player of the Week nod for his role in the Sounders 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Friday.

Martins was instrumental in the Sounders surge to the top of the table in the win, scoring the Sounders' first goal in the third minute and playing a part in Lamar Neagle's goal in the 38 minute.

Martins scored the first goal off of a quick pass to Andy Rose. Martin continued his run and launched Rose's cross easily past Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando. Martin later spotted Yedlin on the outside, where Yedlin broke free for his cross to Neagle for the second goal.

Despite the recent run of success, Martins is the first Sounder to be named Player of the Week in quite some time, with Joshua Mayers guessing the last Sounder was Eddie Johnson back in May.

Martins is tied for the team lead in goals with Lamar Neagle, scoring eight goals in 17 games this season. What is good for Martins is good for the Sounders as well, with the team going undefeated this season when he registers either a goal or an assist.

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