SBI MLS Player of the Week: Gyasi Zardes

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Gyasi Zardes

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SBI MLS Player of the Week: Gyasi Zardes

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By DAN KARELL

Gyasi Zardes picked a great time to come out of a three-game scoreless drought.

The second-year forward bagged a brace in what was possibly the final Superclasico as we know it, as the LA Galaxy defeated Chivas USA, 3-0, on Sunday evening at the StubHub Center. Zardes’ performance made him our choice for SBI MLS Player of the Week.

Zardes, a Homegrown Player product, scored his first of the game in the 41st minute, taking a pass from Landon Donovan and firing a first-time strike that snuck into the far post. Zardes added his second in the 71st minute off a beautifully intricate goal, finding himself on the end of a 10-pass sequence and slotting into a wide-open net.

Zardes beat out Donovan, new Montreal Impact Designated Player Ignacio Piatti, and Bill Hamid for this week’s honors.

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