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15 hours ago

Sounders give Obafemi Martins deal worth $3 million a year, sources say

Obafemi Martins' new contract will pay him more than $3 million a year, sources say.

The Seattle Sounders have been promoting Obafemi Martins as a league MVP candidate, and they are rewarding him accordingly.

Martins has signed a contract that would place him in the top 10 on Major League Soccer's list of highest-paid players, according to multiple sources.

Martins will have a two-year deal (with a one-year option) worth more than $3 million annually, nearly double his current yearly salary of $1.62 million.

The 29-year-old has scored 17 goals going into Saturday's final game of...

By ESPN Staff
17 hours ago

Supporters' Shield on the line

The stage is set for an intense Supporters' Shield finale as the Seattle Sounders face Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy.

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1 day ago

MLS Western Conference analysis: Under-the-radar players to watch

MLS commissioner Don Garber explains that the competition in the professional divisions of the United States is heading in the right direction, but he still sees areas for improvement.

In my previous Eastern Conference feature, I looked at some of the players who might not be as well known as some of their teammates, but who could be set to make a mark in the playoffs. Today I look at the West, with the help of fan reps and bloggers for each of the teams still in contention for a playoff spot, going into the final weekend.

Seattle Sounders

Opponents who focus on stopping Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey will find themselves burned by Lamar Neagle.

Last weekend's game showcased a Sounders player following a blueprint the opposition could appreciate. As Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey...

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1 day ago

MLS W2W4: Sounders vs. Galaxy, Round 2

ESPN FC's Stuart Holden tells us what we should look out for in the MLS this weekend.

As the MLS season enters its final weekend, the Supporters' Shield is still up for grabs, and the race for Eastern Conference playoff spots is heating up quite nicely.

The rematch

Last weekend, the Seattle Sounders grabbed a precious 2-2 draw on the road against the L.A. Galaxy and are in position to grab their first Supporters' Shield. When the Sounders host L.A. on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams, they will try to finish the job. A draw will be sufficient to give Seattle...

1 day ago

Seattle Sounders proving their mettle in LA Galaxy showdown

ESPN FC's Stuart Holden and Paul Mariner discuss players' motivation for the MLS Supporters' Shield and whether teams should focus more on the MLS Cup.

For years, the LA Galaxy has been the arsenic that spiked the MLS Cup elixir of the Seattle Sounders. Never mind the occasional regular-season triumph, or the two U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal victories. It always seemed that when the stakes were highest, it was the Galaxy who prevailed.

Which is why Sunday's encounter between the two sides signaled a subtle shift in the battle for Western Conference -- and perhaps MLS -- supremacy. With the battle for the Supporters' Shield raging, there was L.A.,...