By DAN KARELL
With Landon Donovan starring for the U.S. Men’s National Team and Robbie Keane out with an injury, the Los Angeles Galaxy needed some leadership in the front line.
Up stepped Jose Villarreal, who scored his side’s first and Gyasi Zardes, who scored the game-winning goal as the Galaxy defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1. Zardes, who now has two game-winning goals in his first season, was our pick for SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.
Zardes beat out Seattle Sounders wing back DeAndre Yedlin, Colorado Rapids pair Deshorn Brown and Dillon Powers, as well as New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell for this week’s honors?
What did you think of Zardes’ performance? Which rookie stood out to you in MLS Week 21?
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