If you ranked players by the number of Goals of the Week they scored, MLS could be losing its most exciting player. BBC Sport reported
that 31-year-old Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins, whose 40 MLS goals in three seasons with the Seattle Sounders include nine MLS Goals of the Week, was headed to Shanghai Shenhua of the
Chinese Super League. So much for MLS not being impacted by the Chinese spending spree.
MLS Goals of the Week (2013-15) 9
Obafemi Martins 8 Diego Valeri 6 Javier Morales 3 Will Johnson 3 Thierry Henry 3 Graham Zusi
Martins was not with the
Sounders at their Southern California training camp on Sunday but no deal has been announced by either club or Martins or his representatives.
Martins signed with the Sounders at the
start of the 2013 MLS season from Spain's Malaga. His totals with Seattle are 43 goals in 84 games in all competitions. His one blanking -- and it's significant -- no goals and no assists in eight
His nine Goals of the Week include the 2014 MLS Goal of the Year, a ball he chipped over San Jose keeper Jon Busch from an impossible angle.