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SBI MLS Player of the Week: David Ousted

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Stopping a penalty kick can swing momentum. Stopping two can win you a game.

David Ousted accomplished that rare feat of stopping a pair of spot kicks in one match on Saturday, and his performance in goal helped the Vancouver Whitecaps pick up a 2-1 road win over the 10-man New York Red Bulls. Ousted came up in the clutch to deny Bradley Wright-Phillips on attempts from 12 yards out on each side of halftime, and was the clearcut winner for the SBI MLS Player of the Week award as a result.

Ousted stoned Wright-Phillips just five minutes into the match to keep the game scoreless, and did so again in the 65th minute to preserve Vancouver’s one-goal lead. The Whitecaps goalkeeper also made two other saves in the game to help his club come out on top.

Ousted beat out┬áDavid Villa, Gyasi Zardes, Chris Rolfe, and Matias Perez-Garcia for this week’s Player of the Week honors.

What did you think of Ousted’s performance? Which MLS Player impressed you the most in Week 16?

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