With victory comes more attention and on Tuesday Sounders FC got a sliver of that when two players were named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week, giving the club multiple players recognized for just the third time this season. After posting a dominating 2-0 victory over previous league-leaders Real Salt Lake on Friday at CenturyLink Field, Obafemi Martins and DeAndre Yedlin were both among the 11 players selected in Week 29.
Martins scored his eighth goal of the season in the third minute to get Seattle off to an early 1-0 lead, then Martins and Yedlin connected to lead to the second goal of the match from Lamar Neagle later in the first half. It was the fourth assist from Martins and the second assist for Yedlin.
The Seattle duo was joined on Team of the Week by goalkeeper Matt Lampson (Columbus Crew); defenders Carlos Bocanegra (Chivas USA) and Jamison Olave (New York Red Bulls); midfielders Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution), Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo), Federico Higuain (Columbus Crew) and Vicente Sanchez (Colorado Rapids); and forwards Jose Luis Anangono (Chicago Fire) and Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy).
It was just the second time this year that Martins and Yedlin were named to Team of the Week. Osvaldo Alonso and Lamar Neagle were also listed on the bench for the week.
Here are the previous winners for the Sounders FC:
Week 1: D DeAndre Yedlin
Week 3: F Eddie Johnson
Week 4: D Djimi Traore
Week 5: GK Michael Gspurning
Week 11: Traore, M Mauro Rosales, F Lamar Neagle, coach Sigi Schmid.
Week 12: Johnson, Neagle.
Week 14: Traore.
Week 15: Neagle.
Week 19: F Obafemi Martins.
Week 22: D/M Marc Burch.
Week 23: Traore.
Week 27: D Jhon Kennedy Hurtado.
Week 28: Neagle.
Week 29: Martins, Yedlin.