Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins is thrilled to be a part of the rapidly growing Major League Soccer competition.
The Nigerian is back from a short break and ready to fire the Sounders to the top of the table in what he believes is one of the best leagues going around.
"I'm so excited to be back," Martins told reporters. "Let's go. There's nothing else to say.
"When I talk to my friends back home about that, they don't really understand what is going on here," Martins added.
"They're looking at the Spanish league, Italy and England, but they have to come and check it out here because the league is growing very, very fast. And they're excited. They want to come. I told them there's a lot going on here and we're enjoying the league.
"The league is difficult, as well, so they have to come and try. For me, I'm going to say the MLS league now is one of the best. The players who are not here have to come and try it and see how the fans are and how everything is going here."
Martins is well-versed to make the assessment as he has played in some of Europe's top leagues for the likes of Reggiana and Inter Milan (both Italy), Newcastle United and Birmingham City (both England), Wolfsburg (Germany), Rubin Kazan (Russia) and Levante (Spain).