On Saturday night, Obafemi Martins scored what could easily end up the Goal of the Year to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 lead in the 8th minute against the San Jose Earthquakes. It turned out his goal was also the game-winner.
Few athletes are worthy of being called a “human highlight reel.” But Obafemi Martins’ athletic ability on Saturday night was pretty remarkable. The pinnacle of his evening was without a doubt the stupendous goal he scored off a great pass from Gonzalo Pineda. I don’t often embed highlights, but you have to see this goal if you haven’t watched it already. (Or watch it again even if you have!)
(UPDATE: Added version with Arlo White doing the call.)
For sure that was Oba’s most spectacular moment of the night. But he is just one of those players that is so much fun as a photographer to shoot. He does things with his body that not many people can do, and it looks great in a still photo. So what’s the photographic version of human highlight reel? I guess photogenic works, but doesn’t have quite the same connotation.
What do you think? I’m taking suggestions.