Apr 20, 2013 at 11pm UK at ​Dick's Sporting Goods Park
ColoradoColorado Rapids
0-1
SeattleSeattle Sounders

Result: Seattle Sounders win at Colorado Rapids

Obafemi Martins in December 2011
© PA Photos
A single Obafemi Martins goal gives Seattle Sounders all three points against Colorado Rapids in the MLS.

Seattle Sounders have beaten Colorado Rapids 1-0 in the MLS thanks to an Obafemi Martins goal.

The win sees Seattle move level on points with Colorado in the bottom half of the Western Conference.

Hendry Thomas missed with a couple of long-range efforts during the opening exchanges as Colorado looked to turn their possession into goals.

Seattle threatened too but were wasteful with their shooting, until midway through the half, when Shalrie Joseph's curling effort forced a good save from Clinton Irwin.

A minute later they took the lead through Martins, as the former Newcastle United striker found space in the area and fired the ball into the bottom corner.

Lamar Neagle almost doubled the lead immediately, but after being played in by Martins, he smashed his shot against the crossbar.

Atiba Harris missed two half-chances to level the match, either side of half time for the home side.

In the second period Colorado began to push even harder for an equaliser. Dillon Powers missed from just outside the box, before Harris struck the post with a looping header.

They struck the woodwork again 10 minutes from the end, when Kamani Hill somehow missed the target from six yards out.

Despite a scrappy end to the game, with Colorado having several free kicks in threatening positions, Seattle were able to hold on for all three points.

Obafemi Martins in December 2011
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