The stranglehold on MLS Player of the Week by LA Galaxy players has ceased and the weekly award has now made its way to the team currently holding the top spot in MLS.
Columbus Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers earns this week’s SBI MLS Player of the Week honors (as well as the official MLS player of the week prize-which I also vote for). His two goals in the Crew’s 3-2 come from behind victory, including this blast, earned him the honor.
As far as honorable mention this week, Juan Pablo Angel deserves mention for his game-winning goal against the Galaxy, while Cuauhtemoc Blanco and Bakary Soumare both deserve mention for their roles in Chicago’s 2-0 triumph against D.C. United.
As for Player of the Weak? That goes to a goalkeeper who swung and missed, and helped a team taste victory for the first time this season.
Bouna Coundoul claims the Player of the Weak prize this week for his Whiff-Turned-Goal play in Colorado’s 2-1 loss to Houston. For those of you who missed it, here’s the play:
Now I’m still a Coundoul fan, but that play is terrible. And yes, I know Dario Sala made a somewhat similar play for FC Dallas but the difference there is that Sala actually connected with his clearance, which happened to hit a defender racing in.
Who else was in the Player of the Weak running? Ugo Ihemelu, Luciano Emilio and James Riley were also in the running.
Who do you think deserved Player of the Week this week? How about POWeak? Share your thoughts below