Now that I am a member of the North American Soccer Reporters, I am participating in the voting that handles the league’s Player of the Week and Month awards.

This week was a bit of a no brainer in my book. Out of the 29 votes tallied, only four folks decided not to vote for LA Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee. The veteran took home more than enough votes to secure the season’s first player of the week award.

I also had Graham Zusi as my number two pick on the week. Had Magee not ran up the Fire with three goals, I wouldn’t have even thought twice about voting Zusi in. If we were asked to do a third pick, that would have gone Alvaro Saborio’s way.