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Obafemi Martins scores acrobatic goal, lifts Sounders to 1-1 draw with Quakes


SAN JOSE, California — scored on an over-the-shoulder volley in the 82nd minute and the Seattle Sounders salvaged a 1-1 tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

The Sounders (13-13-3) moved into fourth place in the Western Conference.

San Jose goalkeeper initially made the diving save on 's header, but it caromed in front of Martins, who converted the left-footed shot with his back to the net. Martins has five goals in his last five games and 12 this season.

put the Earthquakes (11-11-6) in the lead in the 70th minute, scoring his second career goal on his own bobblehead night on a header in the left corner of the goal. Matias Perez Garcia, who assisted on the goal, entered as a substitute in the break immediately prior to the free kick.

Seattle's suffered an apparent ankle injury shortly before halftime.

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