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Although his team didn't come out ahead, D.C. United forward Blake Brettschneider still turned in another impressive performance to capture SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors.
Brettschneider scored his first league goal, taking a pass at the top of the area, turning and firing with his left foot to beat San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch and level the score at 2-2 in the first half on Saturday. Even though San Jose went on to win, 4-2, Brettschneider, a Supplemental Draft pick, continued his strong rookie season. In addition to his tally against San Jose, he's also scored in a friendly against Ajax and assisted on two goals in D.C's win at Portland on May 29.
Other rookies who had notable Week 13 performances include Sporting Kansas City's C.J. Sapong and Philadelphia's Michael Farfan.
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