SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Nick DeLeon

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Nick DeLeon

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SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Nick DeLeon

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Nick DeLeon's campaign for Rookie of the Year took another step in the right direction this past weekend, with the D.C. United midfielder putting together a solid outing in the club's lopsided win over FC Dallas.

That won DeLeon the SBI MLS Rookie of the Week award, as his game-winning goal gave United their first win of the season, a 4-1 triumph over FC Dallas at RFK Stadium on Friday.

The 21-year-old DeLeon netted his second goal of the year at the hourmark of the chippy affair with a well-taken effort before delivering a pass to Danny Cruz for an insurance goal six minutes later.

The rookie out of Louisville beat out New England Revolution's Kelyn Rowe and Colorado Rapids midfielder Tony Cascio.

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