Team of the Week (Wk 9): Clint Dempsey or Obafemi Martins? Only one Sounders star claims spot

After flying across the country, one would think the Seattle Sounders may have a rough go of it at Yankee Stadium against New York City FC.

That was not the case.

The Sounders started slowly against the home side, soaking up first-half pressure, but they eventually put up three goals on Jason Kreis' squad. The team was led by Obafemi Martins, who put away two goals, and strong defensive performances from Chad Marshall and Dylan Remick.

Read on to find out who else made the Team of the Week:

GK: Tim Melia (Sporting Kansas City) - He looked very comfortable in his SKC debut, leading his team to a 1-0 victory over Chicago.

D: London Woodberry (New England Revolution) - Made seven crucial tackles against an undefeated Red Bulls side as the Revolution beat their rivals 2-1 at home.

D: Bobby Boswell (D.C. United) – Kept his back line neat and organized against a potent Crew SC attack as United won yet again.

D: Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders) – The reigning Defender of the Year dominated proceedings for most of the evening, giving the home side few opportunities to score.

D: Dylan Remick (Seattle Sounders) - The former Brown Bear has settled into his starting role nicely as he put in another standout performance against NYCFC.

M: Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) - His knuckle free kick would have been enough to put him on the team, but the Italian was influential and showed off his skills throughout the game in TFC's 1-0 win at Philadelphia.

M: Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City) – – Had another great game and was unlucky not to have a couple of assists at home.

M: Mauro Díaz (FC Dallas) – If his goal and two assists against Houston are any indication, it was worth the wait to get Diaz back and in good form for FC Dallas, as he had one of his best games in MLS against the Dynamo.

M: Fabián Castillo (FC Dallas) – Castillo was the yang to Diaz’s yin for FCD, and part of his genius is that he’s able to pull off both spectacular skill and tangible production, as he notched a goal and two assists as well.

F: Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) – One side of the potent strike force that dismantled NYCFC. His speed got him behind the NYC defense twice, and he buried both finishes.

F: Fabián Espíndola (D.C. United)  - Has settled right back into his 2014 form, playing a part in both of United's goals on Saturday night.

Coach: Oscar Pareja (FC Dallas) – Had his team flying against their rivals as both Diaz and Castillo had their skills on full display against the Dynamo.

Bench: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps), Scott Caldwell (New England Revolution), Diego Chara (Portland Timbers), Chris Rolfe (D.C. United), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders)


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