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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Alvaro Saborio

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Real Salt Lake was in a slump, and needed someone to step up and lead the offense, and Alvaro Saborio showed up just in time.

The Costa Rican striker returned from Gold Cup duty in stylish fashion, scoring a pair of goals to help Real Salt Lake win its first game in four, earning SBI MLS Player of the Week honors in the process.

Saborio edged out Columbus striker Andres Mendoza, FC Dallas midfielder Daniel Hernandez, Los Angeles "goalkeeper" Mike Magee and Sporting KC striker Omar Bravo for this week's honors.

With fellow striker Fabian Espindola sidelined, and young midfielder Luis Gil partnered with him, Saborio helped dismantle Toronto's defense with his first two-goal game of the season.

What did you think of Saborio's performance? Who would have been your MLS Player of the Week?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Saborio was a step away from two more.

    I like the McGee option too. His performance was novel and it won a point for LA. He’s one of the few Gals I actually like.

  2. Agreed, let’s deflate the performance based on the competition….And welcome The Revs next week to see if RSL can continue the tradition…

  3. I think Mauro Rosales should at least be in the discussion. His play over the past month has helped the Sounders win three straight.

  4. The double-save by Ricketts was even better….Bad news for the best keeper in the league/maybe Concacaf…Saunders can be a liability

  5. Good pic for PotW, taking into account the spark RSL needed. Also, after his performance during the GC, only he could pick himself up, dust himself off. He also had a tough week after Marshall’s death.

  6. If you’d watched the Galaxy game, you’d have given it to Magee. He made 4 saves, but two of them were difficult-for-a-GK saves. Particularly the one in stoppage time (can’t remember exact time…VERY late in game) stopping a point blank shot from his right.

    He was not just serviceable, he excelled.


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