Abuja - Major
League Soccer (MLS) club, Seattle Sounders no doubt missed their Nigerian
import on Sunday when the Rave Green lost 4-1 at Portland Timbers.
FC went into the match without their best players, Obafemi Martins and Osvaldo
Alonso who were out due to injury while Clint Dempsey was out due to
Sounders manager, Sigi Schmid insisted after the match that the
absence of those players isn't enough reason for the loss but blamed the lack
of concentration in the second half where Sounders FC conceded three goals, two
of which happened in two minutes after playing out 1-1 at half time.
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“We just made silly errors at the end. We just weren’t alert
enough. So they deserved to win," Sigi Schmid admitted.
“I’m extremely disappointed in our reaction. When we conceded, we
sort of put our heads down. That’s the thing I’m really upset about with my
team. To me, the scoreline was a little bit deceiving. But it’s our fault. In
this particular case, we lack character and we allowed ourselves to get deflated
The widely travelled striker, Obafemi Martins has gathered some
amazing statistics this season and that only makes Sounders miss him each time
he's not on the field. Popularly known as ObaGoal, Obafemi Martins has played
in 11 games and started ten of those games and he has scored seven goals in 929
minutes of action.