The early returns suggest the Seattle Sounders might not miss Obafemi Martins quite as much as feared. Martins' replacement, Chad Barrett, opened the scoring in the 5th minute after getting behind the defense from a nice over-the-top pass from Clint Dempsey.
It was Barrett's first goal of 2015 and Clint Dempsey's fifth assist. It was also Dempsey's 10th straight match -- dating back to last year -- that he has a goal or an assist. Barrett is just the fourth Sounders player to score a goal this year.