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March 16, 2013 8:25 PM EDT
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Seattle Sounders FC 1-1 Portland Timbers: Obafemi Martins makes MLS debut

Less than 24 hours after his arrival in Seattle, Obafemi Martins made his Sounders FC debut, coming on for the last 20 minutes of the draw with Portland.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Obafemi Martins, Seattle Sounders FC, MLS
Corky Trewin
Just a tick over 40,000 fans watched Obafemi Martins' MLS debut in the Seattle Sounders FC's 1-1 tie with the Portland Timbers.

The opening goal came in the 13th minute, before Martins entered. Steve Zakuani scooped up an errant Diego Chara pass and sprinted half the length of the field. Zakuani's low, bending cross only needed a simple tap-in from Eddie Johnson.

Marins, sucking in his cheeks, replaced Mario Martinez in the 70th minute.

The Timbers equalized a second before stoppage time began. Andrew Jean-Baptiste lifted the ball back into the box after Seattle had cleared, and Rodney Wallace headed into the top corner.


Seattle Sounders FC

81
Michael Gspurning
Goalkeeper
 - 
17
DeAndre Yedlin
Defender
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
34
 - 
18
Djimi Traore
Defender
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
43′
 - 
7
Eddie Johnson
Striker
13′ 83′
 - 
7
Mario Martínez
Midfielder
70′
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
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-
 - 
7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
82′
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker
61′
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Portland Timbers

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1
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5
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18
 - 
16
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4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
50′
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8
Diego Valeri
Midfielder
 - 
13
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
 - 
21
 - 
6
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Substitutes

24
 - 
12
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
61′
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
82′
 - 
17
 - 
9
 - 

Substitutes

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-
Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Ryan Miller
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
11
Kalif Alhassan
Midfielder
 - 
20
 - 
22
 - 
9

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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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