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D.C. United clinched a spot in the playoffs this past weekend with a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew, and Nick DeLeon played a key role in helping make that happen.
DeLeon injected some life into United prior to halftime of Saturday’s game by pulling the club level at 1-1 with a goal from close range prior to halftime. The rebounded finish gave DeLeon the record for most goals scored by a rookie in United history with six and also helped him earn SBI’s MLS Rookie of the Week award.
DeLeon beat out New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe, Los Angeles Galaxy defender Tommy Meyer and New York Red Bulls defender Connor Lade for this week’s honors.
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