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Seattle Sounders' Martins named MLS Player of the Week

Obafemi Martins has been named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 29 of the 2013 season.

The Nigerian striker starred for Seattle Sounders as they went top of the MLS standings with a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake who they replaced at the summit.

Martins opened the scoring in front of more than 55,000 fans with a fine one-two play with Andy Rose which culminated in the striker firing home a pinpoint cross from the Australian midfielder for his eighth goal of the season.

Martins later turned provider, releasing DeAndre Yedlin down the right flank, who in turn set up Lamar Neagle to score his third in three outings 38th minute.

The victory gave Seattle top billing on the Western Conference table as they now sit a point ahead of Western rivals RSL and the East's top side New York Red Bulls.

Martins' performance gained him his first weekly nod of the 2013 season from the North American Soccer Reports.

2013 MLS Player of the Week

Week 29: Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) Week 28: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) Week 27: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) Week 26: Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution) Week 25: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) Week 24: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) Week 23: Lloyd Sam (New York Red Bulls) Week 22: Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake) Week 21: Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire) Week 20: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 19: Brad Knighton (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 18: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes) Week 17: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 16: Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 15: Olmes García (Real Salt Lake) Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution) Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders) Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo) Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) Week 9: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union) Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo) Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers) Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers) Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA) Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United) Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC) Week 1: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)

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