COMMERCE CITY, Colorado — Lamar Neagle scored twice in the first half, Obafemi Martins added a stunning goal in the second and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Saturday night.
Seattle (3-2-1) beat Colorado (1-2-3) for the fifth straight time, outscoring the Rapids 14-3.
Seattle Sounders midfielder Lamar Neagle, right, is congratulated after scoring his second goal by forward Clint Dempsey, during the first half of an MLS soccer game against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Neagle bent in his first goal of the season from the corner of the 18-yard box in the fifth minute. Colorado equalized in the 22nd, but Neagle put Seattle back on top 2 minutes later when he tapped in the rebound of his own attempt.
Seattle had not scored in its previous two road games this season. Martins used a beautiful individual effort in the 73rd minute to score his fourth goal of the year. After a Colorado turnover near midfield, Andy Rose sent a long ball over the top of the Colorado defense. Martins' back-heel first-touch split two defenders and he chipped goalkeeper Clint Irwin.
Colorado's lone goal came when Dillon Powers slid a ball past Seattle's backline and Gabriel Torres slotted it inside the far post.
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