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Man On Fire Obafemi Martins Breaks American MLS Goals Record

Obafemi Martins serving the United States soccer league with weapons of mass destruction as he is fondly called, banging in goals but still yet does not get a call up to the national team

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Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins scored a brace in the game against Chivas USA and repeated the same feat against Coorado Rapids at the weekend to rasie goal tally to 17 in16 games this season play

Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins scored a brace in the game against Chivas USA and repeated the same feat against Coorado Rapids at the weekend to rasie goal tally to 17 in16 games this season

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Obafemi Martins scored his 25 goal of the season in 27 matches and still remains a snub in the national team, despite setting a goal scoring record at his Seattle club

Martins who has signified interest to return to the super eagles scored a brace in his team, Seattle Sounders’ 4-2 win over Chivas USA and in the process beat the team’s all-time goal scoring record for the season

The 29 year-old Nigerian striker also provided an assist in the game to mark a tenth assist record for the club

Chivas USA went into the lead through a goa from Erick Torres and got a reply from the weapon of mass destruction who struck in the 18 minute

Martins would assist captain, Clint Dempsey for a fabulous finish at the half time mark, but two goals followed afterwards; one from the visitors, Chivas USA, with the hosts going 3-2 up into the second half

Obagoal closed scoring in the game with a 76 minute strike which now makes the leading goal scorer for a season, dusting  a 14 goal-feat in 2012 by Eddie Johnson, Dom Dwyer and Bradley Wright-Phillips, who set new single-season records for Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls earlier this year.

With the win on Saturday at their Rave Green home, Seattle now sit atop the Western Conference zone with 57 points

Coach Stephen Keshi released a list of players to execute the AFCON qualifier against Sudan in October and many would have thought that Martins should be included.

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