- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On September 8, 2008
- 2 Comments
- Brad Davis, Darren Huckerby, Goal of the Week, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Player of the Week, Week 24, Weekly Awards
Sometimes it is just hard to break a good habit. Right now Columbus is finding out just how valuable Guillermo Barros Schelotto is to their club. Another Schelotto performance this weekend against New England. A goal and two assists lead the way over the Revs 4-0.
But for once he won’t be winning the Player of the Week award due to his stellar play. I feel now that its starting to be a common place for him to do what he is doing to everyone in the league that we give this weekly award out to someone else who shined pretty brightly this past week.
We had Nate Jaqua’s two goal effort over Kansas City yesterday in Houston. There was also Edson Buddle’s goal and assist against RSL on Saturday.
But to me it came down to GBS and San Jose’s Darren Huckerby. Since I am being nice and not going the Schelotto way, Huckerby wins it this week with his goal and assist effort against DC.
Most of you know by now I love Huckerby in San Jose. He’s quickly become a fan favorite by the Bay and one of the best additions to this league. I honestly find it hard not to root for the guy too. Also, and probably more importantly, Huckerby has lead the Quakes from the bottom of the barrel in MLS to almost a playoff spot here. Can they reach the post-season dance is the only question now.
Goal of the week is always more fun to find out because you just never know who will pop in a stellar shot. For me this week it came down to two different goals. A one-timer by Brad Davis of Houston against KC and a shot that hit the right side of the post by newly acquired RSL striker Will Johnson against LA.
In the end I went with the Canadian and his lucky strike (which was also a rocket of a one-timer in its own right). I think RSL got a steal of a deal with Johnson.