Seattle Sounders FC has extended the contract of goals leader Obafemi Martins. The club announced Tuesday that Martins signed a multi-year extension to the designated player contract originally struck in March 2013. Sounders FC did not announce length or terms, but Martins indicated the new deal runs for three more seasons. Tuesday also was Martins’ 30th birthday, and he said it was a happy one. “I’m glad I’m going to be with the team for a long time,” he said. “I enjoy playing with the team and love the fans as well.” Martins, a citizen of Nigeria, scored a club-record 17 goals this season. He also matched the club record with 13 assists in helping the Sounders to the best record in the regular season and top seeding in the playoffs. – Tacoma News Tribune
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