Obafemi Martins scores two goals in Sounders' win while Fire, Union draw
SEATTLE (AP)—Obafemi Martins scored two goals in his first game since June 16 and the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 4–0 on Sunday to snap their club-record losing streak at five games.
The Sounders (11-12-2) won for the first time since beating D.C. United 1-0 on July 3. That was Seattle's only win in a stretch of nine games (1-8-0) while Martins, now with a team-leading nine goals, recovered from a groin injury suffered late in a 3–1 U.S. Open Cup loss to Portland.
Martins worked a give-and-go with Lamar Neagle for a seven-yard shot past goalkeeper Tally Hall into the back left corner midway through the 17th minute.
Paraguayan newcomer Nelson Valdez, signed Aug. 7, headed in a target ball from Erik Friberg for a 2-0 lead late in the 51st minute. Martins made it 3-0 midway through the 62nd, and Thomas scored during stoppage time, his first.
Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei earned his ninth shutout.
Orlando City (7-11-7) went down a man in the 40th minute when defender Tyler Turnerwas sent off with his second yellow card.
FIRE 3, UNION 3, TIE
CHESTER, Pa. (AP)—Kennedy Igboananike scored his second goal of the game in extra time and Sean Johnson had eight saves to help Chicago rally for the draw Philadelphia.
Igboananike tied it in the 92nd minute, finding the top-left corner of the net. He put away a left-footer off a cross from Patrick Nyarko in the ninth minute.
Fernando Aristeguieta and Fabio Alves gave Philadelphia (6-13-5) a 2-1 lead at the half.
Patrick Nyarko scored in the 54th, off a cross by Igboananike, to make it 2–2, but Sebastien Le Toux put the Union back on top with a right-footer from the middle of the box in the 90th minute.
Chicago (6-12-5) is 0-16-5 on the road since beating New England on July 12, 2014.