SBI MLS Player of the Week: Jermain Defoe

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Jermain Defoe

SBI MLS Player of the Week

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Jermain Defoe

JermainDeFoe (USATodaySports)

By IVES GALARCEP

As far as debuts go, Jermain Defoe turned in one of the better MLS debuts in a long time.

The English striker scored a pair of goals to help lead Toronto FC to an impressive season-opening 2-1 win against the Seattle Sounders, earning SBI MLS Player of the Week honors in the process.

The TFC Designated Player raced onto a quality Jonathan Osorio pass to open the scoring with a sublime finish, then pounced on a poor Seattle turnover before finishing expertly past Stefan Frei for what wound up being the game-winning goal.

Defoe beat out a strong field of candidates that included Victor Bernardez, Mauro Rosales and Sebastien LeToux for this week’s honors.

What did you think of Defoe’s debut? Which MLS player impressed you the most in MLS Week 2?

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