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By RYAN TOLMICH
Chivas USA Rookie Thomas McNamara wasn’t a first-round pick in the 2014 MLS Draft, but he played like one in his professional debut.
The 23-year-old second-round selection scored Chivas USA’s second goal in a 3-2 victory against the Chicago Fire. McNamara was a handful throughout the match, and his overall performance helped him earn SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors.
McNamara beat out Sounders’ forward Sean Okoli for this week’s nod. Okoli’s cross paved the way for Chad Barrett’s stoppage time winner against Sporting KC. Montreal’s Eric Miller also turned in an encouraging rookie debut.
What did you think of McNamara’s performance? Which rookie stood out to you in MLS Week 1?
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