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April 20, 2013 11:08 PM WAT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ S. Petrescu‎
Attendance:‬ 12063‎
 
 

Colorado Rapids 0-1 Seattle Sounders FC: Martins goal gives Sounders first win

The Sounders big-name DP acquisition came through in the first half, getting his team off the mark for the 2013 season.

By Stephanie Gardner

Obafemi Martins for Sounders
Seattle Sounders
The Seattle Sounders FC finally got their first win of the 2013 MLS season, as an Obafemi Martins goal was enough in a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Desperate for a win, Seattle gingerly played out the first part of the match, studying Colorado's last minute lineup change, as the home side scratched Edson Buddle just before game time.

The Sounders' patience paid off in the 27th minute as Obafemi Martins scored on a rebound off a shot by Shalrie Joseph.  The Designated Player celebrated his first MLS goal with his signature backflip, giving the Sounders a 1-0 halftime lead.

The Rapids injury curse struck again in the 54th minute when defender Marvell Wynne suffered a right quad strain after clearing the ball. As the end of the game drew near, the Rapids’ desire to score increased. Drew Moor connected with a free kick from Kamani Hill, but Sounders keeper Michael Gspurning made the final save.

The final whistle blew with a 1-0 score, meaning Seattle added to its six-game winning streak over the Rapids, and earned its first win of the season.

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Colorado Rapids

1
Clinton Irwin
Goalkeeper
 - 
22
Marvell Wynne
Defender
55′
 - 
3
Drew Moor
Defender
 - 
15
Chris Klute
Defender
 - 
8
Dillon Powers
Midfielder
41′
 - 
11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
 - 
20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
 - 
28
Tony Cascio
Striker
77′
 - 
23
Atiba Harris
Striker
 - 
2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
46′
 - 
9
Edson Buddle
Striker
 - 
55
Danny Mwanga
Striker
 - 

Seattle Sounders FC

 - 
81
 - 
17
 - 
12
 - 
34
 - 
18
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
 - 
7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
70′
 - 
21
Shalrie Joseph
Midfielder
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
89′
 - 
9

Substitutes

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Steward Ceus
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
20
Jamie Smith
Midfielder
77′
 - 
24
 - 
17
 - 
13
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
89′
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
61′
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
70′
 - 
7
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2