Martins Scores Twice, Dempsey Adds Another as Sounders Roll
NEW YORK (AP) — Obafemi Martins scored twice, Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders beat New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday night.
Seattle (4-2-1) won its third straight game — and fourth in its last five — while NYCFC (0-5-2) had its winless streak reach seven matches.
Martins ran down a through ball and slotted a breakaway goal in the 23rd minute. He won another 1-on-1 battle with goalkeeper Josh Saunders in the 66th minute when he rolled in a goal after Dempsey's cleaver back-heel pass.
Seattle led 1-0 at halftime. NYCFC has scored just one first-half goal this season.
NYCFC's Mehdi Ballouchy tied it in the 54th minute.
Dempsey gave Seattle a 2-1 lead 4 minutes later.