Obafemi Martins scores twice, Sounders whip Orlando City 4-0
Obafemi Martins scored two goals in his first game since June 16 as the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 4-0 on Sunday to end a club-record losing streak at five games in Major League Soccer.
Martins combined with Lamar Neagle for a close range shot past goalkeeper Tally Hall into the back left corner midway through the 17th minute.
Paraguayan newcomer Nelson Valdez, signed Aug. 7, headed in an Erik Friberg ball for a 2-0 lead late in the 51st minute. Martins made it 3-0 in the 62nd, and Thomas scored during stoppage time.
Orlando City was reduced to 10 men in the 40th minute when defender Tyler Turner was sent off for his second yellow card.
In Sunday’s other game, Kennedy Igboananike scored his second goal of the game in extra time to give the Chicago Fire a 3-3 draw with the Philadelphia Union.
Igboananike found the top-left corner of the net for the equalizer after putting away a left-footer off a cross from Patrick Nyarko in the ninth minute.
Fernando Aristeguieta and Fabio Alves gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead at the half.
Patrick Nyarko scored in the 54th, off a cross by Igboananike, to make it 2-2, but Sebastien Le Toux put the Union back on top with a right-footer from the middle of the box in the 90th minute.
Cyclists ride during the 160-kilometer fourth and last stage of the Arctic Race of Norway, both starting from and finishing at Narvik in Norway on Sunday, Aug. 16.