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SBI MLS Player of the Month: Obafemi Martins

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When Obafemi Martins scores, the Seattle Sounders don’t lose and, luckily for the Sounders, Martins did plenty of scoring throughout the month of September.

The Nigerian forward scored five September goals, extending the Sounders streak to 11-0-0 when Martins finds the back of the net. Martins goalscoring form was enough to keep the Sounders in the Supporters’ Shield race and earn the star forward recognition as SBI MLS Player of the Month.

September opened with a bang for Martins, who scored a pair of goals in a 4-2 victory over Chivas USA before adding another in a victory over Real Salt Lake. Two goalless games followed before Martins exploded against Chivas USA yet again by scoring a pair and adding an assist as the cherry on top of a spectacular month.

Martins beat out a talented field of MLS stars, including Lee Nguyen, Landon Donovan and Diego Valeri, for September’s honors.

What did you think of Martins’ September performances? Which player stood out to you this past month?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Look, i’m the biggest Dempsey fan in the world (fellow hiphop and soccer loving Texan)…but Obafemi is not only the best player on the team, he’s the best player in MLS in my opinion.

  2. Hard to argue against Obafemi Martins, despite the strong competition. When he has the ball at his feet and fights his way through defenders, he is making something out of nothing. When he does that, with help from Clint usually, Seattle wins.

    • Best quote about Obafemi:

      “That’s what I say to Chad Marshall. I say, ‘Oba’s a video game.’ It’s almost impossible to stop him, especially when he’s on his game.”

      ~ DeAndre Yedlin

    • As in players who are near the end of their career but still playing at a relatively high level and actually want to be in MLS rather than looking for it to springboard them back into Europe as quickly as possible.

    • Agreed Vic. It is amazing what is out there in that price range. MLS will have more of them very soon.
      (guys like Altidore)

      Benji C, you have any whining to do about Altidore ? Get it in, you are on a roll this month, don’t slow down because there is plenty of time left to whine.

      • Well, considering this is the first day of the month, I am not sure what this response is about. And I don’t recall whining about Altidore, I actually rarely post on that topic. But, I appreciate your permission to post on a casual, open message board. Cheers.

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