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Obafemi's absence, Sounders lose heavily in MLS

29 June 2015, 08:12

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.

Sounders 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 suspension. 

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. 

Also read: Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins injured again

“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 at 2-1"

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.  

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