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Martins protected by US club

10 December 2014, 21:38

Seattle - Former Nigeria international Obafemi Martins will continue to ply his trade at the Seattle Sounders during the next Major League Soccer season.

Martins, who was selected for the MLS All Stars just last week, was listed as one of the Sounders' protected players ahead of the MLS Expansion Draft, which is expected to take place on Wednesday.

Also read: Martins bags MLS brace

The draft will provide the ideal opportunity for the newly formed New York and Orlando City football clubs to snap up the unwanted players in Major League Soccer. However, these drafts are also a strong indicator of which players clubs currently competing in the MLS value the most.

Among the Seattle Sounders that will be protected during the draft are: Osvaldo Alonso, Chad Barrett, Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans, Stefan Frei, Chad Marshall, Obafemi Martins, Lamar Neagle, Marco Pappa, Gonzalo Pineda and Andy Rose.

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