Clint Dempsey's second goal in the Seattle Sounders' 3-0 win over the New England Revolution last Sunday saw him claim the first award of the 2015 season.
Clint Dempsey bagged a brace in the Seattle Sounders’ 3-0 win over the New England Revolution last Sunday night, but it was the second strike which saw him claim the first MLS Goal of the Week award of 2015.
After the former Tottenham Hotspur man scored from the spot in the 25th-mintue, Obafemi Martins would double the home side’s lead just before the break to see them cruise into the second-half with a firm grip over the game.
With Seattle continuing to control the action past the hour, the result was then sealed in the 67th-minute following an exquisite, six-pass build-up that concluded with winger Marco Pappa finding Martins, who sprung free behind New England’s backline.
The Nigerian forward then tapped a cross to his strike-partner, who found himself with a wide-open net to dribble the ball in and earn Sigi Schmid’s side a comfortable three points from their season opener.
With 38.17 percent cent of the vote, it was an effort which pushed New York Red Bulls winger Lloyd Sam’s long-range rocket into second on the results ballot and raised much excitement among Seattle fans for the season ahead.
Certainly, if both Dempsey and Martins are firing on all cylinders, then the reigning Supporters’ Shield champions should be one of the main contenders for their first-ever MLS Cup title going forward.