Seattle Sounders' Obafemi Martins claims Week 24 AT&T Goal of the Week with powerful solo run
The Seattle Sounders delivered an emphatic win over their rivals the Portland Timbers on Sunday, and Obafemi Martins powerfully punctuated the commanding victory with an incredible goal.
Martins forced his way through a pack of defenders before lifting a shot past Portland goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts late in the second half, bagging his brace and giving Seattle their fourth and final goal in a 4-2 victory at Providence Park. The impressive strike instantly garnered AT&T Goal of the Week buzz, and it ended up claiming the Week 24 honors with ease.
After leading voting for the majority of the week, the Nigerian forward's goal finished with more than 66 percent of the vote. That total was more than four times the amount for runner-up Sam Cronin, and gave Martins his league-leading fourth Goal of the Week award this season. He previously won it in Weeks 7, 8 and 11.
AT&T Goal of the Week: Week 24 Final Results
1. Obafemi Martins (SEA) – 66.12%
2. Sam Cronin (SJ) – 15.18%
3. Andrew Wenger (PHI) – 7.82%
4. Marc Burch (COL) – 6.39%
5. Lee Nguyen (NE) – 4.49%