Obafemi Martins netted a brace in Seattle Sounders 4-1 win over Major League Soccer (MLS) rivals Colorado Rapids on Sunday.
The Nigeria international’s strike either side of Clint Dempsey’s opener from the spot and Marco Pappa’s effort helped Sounders race into a 3-0 lead inside 33 minutes.
Deshorn Brown pulled a goal back for Colorado two minutes to the break.
Martins got his second goal of the game 20 minutes from the end. The ex-Newcastle striker has continued to heap emphasis on his scoring form in the 2014 MLS season as he now has 17 goals from 28 matches.
Sounders are joint-top of the Western Conference standings with Los Angeles Galaxy on 60 points.