Abuja - Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins is still in the running for the 2015 Goal of the Year after Major League Soccer announced the shortlisted candidates for the second round of voting.
The Nigeria international was one of the three Sounders players that advanced to the round of 16 in the AT&T Goal of the Year Award, with USA
international Cint Dempsey and Guatemalan winger Marco Pappa also in contention.
Between November 16 and 19, fans will have the opportunity to vote for Martins' stunning strike in the Sounders' 3 - 1 victory over Colorado
Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 19.
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In the 73rd minute of that contest, the Nigerian beat two defenders Bobby Burling and Drew Moor with a deft spin move before firing past goalkeeper Clint Irwin.
The quarter - final round takes place from November 20 - 23, while the semi -final and Championship rounds of voting has been scheduled for
November 24-27 and November 30-December 2 respectively.
The winner of the accolade will be revealed by the organizers on Thursday, December 3.
Obafemi Martins's goal against San Jose Earthquakes on May 17, 2014 won the Goal of the Year Award in the 2014 season.