By TATE STEINLAGE
It wasn’t a glamorous week for MLS rookies, but don’t tell Marlon Hairston that.
The Colorado Rapids midfielder wasn’t in the starting lineup for the Colorado Rapids’ weekend match against Chivas USA, but his talents were certainly needed when Jared Watts went down with an injury in the 42nd minute.
Hairston came on and put in an excellent shift for the better part of 45 minutes, including making 28 successful passes in 30 attempts, in the Rapids’ easy 3-0 victory over Chivas USA on Friday. The victory positions Colorado fourth — just two points behind the LA Galaxy for second — in the tight Western Conference.
The 20-year-old midfielder’s performance saw him named SBI’S MLS Rookie of the Week, edging out FC Dallas’ Tesho Akindele for the honors.
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