Martins Leads Sounders over Rapids for First Win of Season

After a franchise worst 0-3-2 start, the Seattle Sounders FC have finally won a game this season. 

New designated player, forward Obafemi Martins, scored the only goal in the 27th minute against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver. 

The play began with Shalrie Joseph shooting from the top of the box.  That shot was saved by Rapids keeper Clint Irwin but returned by Martins.  Joseph impressed fans from both teams with a celebratory cartwheel-backflip.

Unfortunately, Sounders fans have seen just three backflips this season—and the Sounders have played six of their 34 games. 

Martins, Joseph, DeAndre Yedlin, Marc Burch and Lamar Neagle were all acquired during what appeared to be a strong offseason.  Sounders’ star Fredy Montero was sent away on loan to Colombia, but between Martins, Joseph, Neagle and Eddie Johnson, that didn’t look like a big problem.


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