By DAN KARELL
Tesho Akindele has put together a strong rookie season, and he showed on Friday why he was coveted by FC Dallas as the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 MLS Draft.
Starting up top for the seventh consecutive game, Akindele combined well with strike-partner Blas Perez in the 26th minute, firing a lobbed pass on the volley past Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath to give FC Dallas a 1-0 lead. Akindele’s performance over the 90 minutes of the FC Dallas 2-1 victory earned him SBI MLS Rookie of the week honors.
The 22-year-old beat out Steve Birnbaum, Harry Shipp, and Jared Watts for this week’s honors.
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