Sounders shut out D.C. United, 2-0

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Seattle, WA—

Seattle Sounders FC forward Obafemi Martins scored two goals on Wednesday sending the Sounders to a 2-0 win at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle (7-5-3) got the only goal it would need in the 19th minute, when Brad Evans took the ball around midfield and slipped a pass forward to Martins, who received it a step behind D.C. right back James Riley, a former Sounder. Martins took the pass just atop United’s penalty area, and when he got just inside it, he fired a low shot that beat goalkeeper Joe Willis to the near post.

Martins added the clincher in stoppage time, scoring from close range.

The Sounders will return to training today, preparing for their MLS match Saturday at Vancouver.

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