Seattle Sounders stretched their unbeaten streak to four on Saturday night with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire.
Chicago are now without a win in four and missed ‘Magic’ Mike Magee dearly.
There were a few things we learnt about the two sides and more specifically the individual players that made a difference. They are as follows:
1. Shipp strikes again.
Harrison Shipp is surely set to be rookie of the year as we are yet to see him have a bad game.
Both his goals on Saturday were top drawer and expect more from him this season, because at only 22 years old, he could take this league by storm.
3. Stefan Frei saves the day.
Barring two glorious efforts from Harry Shipp, Frei was in sensational form and effectively won the Sounders the game.
The Swiss-born ‘keeper managed to stop Quincy Amarikwa from just 6 yards out and the Sounders can thank Frei that they went on to win this game. He was Brilliant.
3. The good and the bad side of Obafemi Martins.
Martins only played 42 minutes but he managed to score two goals and get himself sent off.
It was a shame to see him go off, as he looked sharp as ever up until then, taking his first goal well and then converting a penalty with ease.
The probable suspension will leave Seattle in a spot of bother as Clint Dempsey is still away with the USMNT at the World Cup and the Sounders aren’t spoilt for suitable replacements, though they have a two-week break now to plan for their next game.