Week 17 Awards: Schelotto’s Mark

Week 17 Awards: Schelotto’s Mark

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 21, 2008
  • Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Juan Pablo Angel, Week 17, Weekly Awards

Getty ImagesWhile all was equal on the pitch this week between the clubs (five draws in five games), a couple players shined a bit above the rest. A few keepers had some solid postings (a couple were helped by their posts), one stopped a PK on the road.

But when looking back at the draw-fest that was week 17, one guy took home the bacon. One goal and two assists nearly lead Columbus to a Primetime Thursday victory over Kansas City. If you haven’t guessed by now I am talking about Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

GBS started his mark off with a nice free kick goal that caught the entire Wizards lineup off guard. Experience folks, that will do it for ya. Then he went on to set up a game tying goal and a go-ahead goal (the Wizards later tied things back up at 3-3).

While the Crew couldn’t hold off the Wizards, it was Schelotto that lead the way for the Crew. And while guys like Joe Cannon, Nick Rimando, and Jon Busch had stellar games, it was GBS that was head and shoulders above the rest this week.

So Schelotto is my player of the week for week 17, don’t be shocked if the rest of the media and the league agrees.

As for goal of the week, it comes down to a couple for me. I loved Schelotto’s free kick goal but I loved Juan Pablo Angel’s little play just a bit more.

As I said on my weekend recap, if this goal is good enough to make SportsCenter, it should be good enough to win goal of the week. If more players could figure out how to chip like that we would see more sweet shots like that. Also, there is no word if Greg Vanney will be out with an ankle injury next week.