- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 18, 2008
- 2 Comments
- Goal of the Week, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Player of the Week, Ricardo Clark, Week 21, Weekly Awards
Now that the league is back on a regular pace for games in a week, things get a little tougher in figuring out who had a better week AND who had a better goal. Week 21 was just that, we had seven solid matches with different players coming up bigger than others and loads of goals that were tough to shift through.
You had a guy like Ronnie O’Brien score two goals in a winning effort over New England, Conor Casey and his two goal effort over Kansas City, two or three different Dynamo players had a solid effort in their wild 4-3 finish with Real Salt Lake.
But in all honesty, none were better than Guillermo Barros Schelotto two assist effort for Columbus over Dallas.
Schelotto showed why he is the MLS assists leader, notching his 11th and 12th of the season in a three-minute stretch of the second half that helped turn a first-half deficit into a 2-1 Columbus victory before the largest crowd this season at Crew Stadium.
That kind of MVP performance gets the job done over a couple of two-goal efforts in my mind. So for another week its GBS winning the Player of the Week award.
Goal of the Week is a tough subject this week. You have a nice strike from Ronnie O’Brien, a game-tying goal by Alan Gordan, a break-away by Mike Magee, Jeff Cunningham’s 100th career goal, and just about any one goal from the seven-goal game in Houston.
The one that stood out for me was one of those goals from Houston. Ricardo Clark’s to be exact. His turn and shoot bomb from distance to the upper-90 was a thing of beauty.