Nguyen burns former team to earn MLS Player of the Week
New York, NY (Sports Network) - New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen was voted Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 10 following his two-goal, one-assist performance in the Revolution's 4-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday.
Vancouver waived Nguyen shortly before the start of the season but he responded by scoring the equalizer in the sixth minute against his former side before netting his second goal on a brilliant half-volley in the final 20 minutes.
Nguyen also assisted on Saer Sene's goal in the 24th minute to put the Revs in front 2-1.
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. More information can be found at soccerreporters.com.
2012 MLS Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Kalif Alhassan (Portland Timbers)
Week 2: David Estrada (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 3: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 4: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 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)
05/14 14:42:09 ET