New York, NY (Sports Network) - Seattle Sounders FC forward Eddie Johnson was
named the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 27 on Monday.
Johnson scored both goals - including the 89th minute game-winner - in
Seattle's 2-1 win over Chivas USA on Saturday at CenturyLink Field.
The win lifted Seattle into second place in the Western Conference, six points
back of leaders San Jose.
With the two-goal effort on Saturday, Johnson becomes Seattle's single-season
scoring leader with 13 goals, which ranks fourth in MLS this season.
The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North
American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print,
television, radio media.
2012 MLS Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Kalif Alhassan (Portland Timbers)
Week 2: David Estrada (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 3-5: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 6: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA)
Week 7: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
Week 8: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 9: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 10: Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)
Week 11: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
Week 12: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)
Week 13-15: Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)
Week 16: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 17: Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC)
Week 18: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
Week 19: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 20: Calen Carr (Houston Dynamo)
Week 21: Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew)
Week 22: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 23: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 24: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Week 25-26: Federico Higuain (Columbus Crew)
Week 27: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)
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