In an abbreviated week for MLS, one of the most in-form players on one of the league's most in-form teams stood tallest.
Eddie Johnson's two-goal performance to lift the Seattle Sounders to a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory over Chivas USA made him the easy pick for SBI MLS Player of the Week. Johnson's two scores not only delivered three more points to a team now within six points of the Supporters' Shield with seven games remaining, but he also set a single-season club record for goals with 13, breaking the mark set by teammate Fredy Montero.
Johnson, who has emerged as a top aerial threat in his return to MLS this season, headed home a Christian Tiffert free kick in the 28th minute to bring the Sounders level before netting the game-winner with another header off a pinpoint cross from Montero in the 89th minute.
Johnson outdueled Colorado rookie Tony Cascio and defender Drew Moor, New England forward Dimitry Imbongo and Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall for the weekly honors.
What did you think of Johnson's performance? How high do you think the Sounders will rise in the standings by season's end? Which MLS player do you think had the best week?
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