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Ex-Newcastle star one of 3 finalists for most valuable player in Major League Soccer

6 years ago

A former Newcastle United star is one of three finalists in line to pick up the award for most valuable player in Major League Soccer (MLS).

As well as LA Galaxy Captain Robbie Keane and New England Revolution striker Lee Nguyen, former Newcastle forward Obafemi Martins is also up for the prestigious honour.

After a bit of a nomadic existence since leaving St.James’ Park, Martins appears to have finally found his niche at Seattle Sounders after moving there in March 2013.

The (allegedly!) thirty year old scored seventeen goals and was credited with thirteen assists in the regular season.

Nguyen scored eighteen times with five assists, while Keane made fourteen goals and scored nineteen.

The Most Valuable Player winner will be announced on Wednesday 3rd December and remembering Obafemi Martins single-minded shoot at goal policy when at Newcastle, I must admit he must have really turned over a new leaf in his career when I saw he’d made thirteen goals!


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