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Martins scores twice, Dempsey adds another as Sounders roll

Martins scores twice, Dempsey adds another as Sounders roll


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NEW YORK (AP) — Obafemi Martins scored twice, Clint Dempsey had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders beat New York City FC 3-1 on Sunday night.

Seattle (4-2-1) won its third straight game — and fourth in its last five — while NYCFC (0-5-2) had its winless streak reach seven matches.

Martins ran down a through ball and slotted a breakaway goal in the 23rd minute. He won another 1-on-1 battle with goalkeeper Josh Saunders in the 66th minute when he rolled in a goal after Dempsey's cleaver back-heel pass.

Seattle led 1-0 at halftime. NYCFC has scored just one first-half goal this season.

NYCFC's Mehdi Ballouchy tied it in the 54th minute.

Dempsey gave Seattle a 2-1 lead 4 minutes later.

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