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New York's Cooper named MLS Player of the Week
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Kenny Cooper wrapped up the regular season on Saturday with two goals to finish with 18 this season, second only to San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski, and was named MLS Player of the Week on Monday.
Wondolowski tied an MLS record with 27 goals this year, the only reason Cooper took a backseat. Cooper scored twice in a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union, securing the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs for New York.
Cooper has now won the award four times in his career. Teammate Thierry Henry is the only other New York player to capture the award this year, earning the honor on five occasions.
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)
Week 28: Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)
Week 29: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 30: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 31: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 32: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 33: Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 34: Kenny Cooper (Red Bull New York)
10/29 19:24:40 ET
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