New York, NY – Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 23 of the MLS season on Monday.
Zusi tallied two goals in a 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers in midweek and then played the full 90 minutes to help Sporting to a 1-0 win over D.C. United on Sunday which moved the club into second place in the Eastern Conference.
The 25-year-old has notched five goals and four assists so far this season and was named the MLS Player of the Month for the month of June earlier this year.
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.
2011 MLS Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Omar Bravo (Sporting Kansas City)
Week 3: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Week 4: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Week 5: Luke Rodgers (Red Bull New York)
Week 7: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
Week 8: Joao Plata (Toronto FC)
Week 9: Justin Braun (Chivas USA)
Week 10: Jeff Parke (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 11: Justin Mapp (Philadelphia Union)
Week 12: Jean Alexandre (Real Salt Lake)
Week 13: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 14: Bernardo Anor (Columbus Crew)
Week 15: Mike Magee (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 16: Joel Lindpere (Red Bull New York)
Week 17: Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 18: Mauro Rosales (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 19: Sanna Nyassi (Colorado Rapids)
Week 20: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
Week 21: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
Week 22: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
Week 23: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)