Seattle's Johnson earns Player of the Week honor
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Eddie Johnson of Seattle Sounders FC was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week on Monday after grabbing the opening goal in a 4-0 defeat of the Los Angeles Galaxy this weekend.
Johnson's opener, which turned out to be the game-winner, was his sixth goal in Seattle's last seven games. With 10 goals on the season, he is tied for fifth on the MLS scoring chart.
Despite earning Player of the Week honors four times in his MLS career, it is the first time that Johnson has claimed the award this season. He is the second Seattle player to win the award this term, joining the company of David Estrada who was tabbed as Player of the Week in Week Two.
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: 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)
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)
08/06 14:50:54 ET