It is rare to see a 20-year-old centerback do well on the professional level, and it's tough to remember many doing well in Major League Soccer, but D.C. United rookie Ethan White has been an exception to that rule, growing into a quality central defense option for the Eastern Conference club.
White enjoyed one of the best games of his young career on Saturday, partnering with Brandon McDonald to help shut down the New York Red Bulls' high-powered offense in D.C. United's 1-0 victory. Facing the likes of Thierry Henry, Luke Rodgers and Juan Agudelo, the former Maryland product never flinched and won every challenge that came his way. The performance made White an easy choice for SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.
White beat out Sporting KC's C.J. Sapong, Houston's Kofi Sarkodie and teammate Perry Kitchen for this week's honors.
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