2013 MLS Season, Week 8: Player of the Week

2013 MLS Season, Week 8: Player of the Week

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 22, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Week 8, Jack McInerney, Player of the Week

Not a real shocker in this week’s MLS Player of the Week race. Typically on a weekend where you score two goals and most of the other games end 1-0, that guy stands out just a little more.

That was the case for Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney as he scored a brace to help lift the Philadelphia Union over D.C. United 3-2 on Sunday.

It is the fourth time a Union player has been recognized, and the first since Justin Mapp was honored in Week 11 of 2011. Sebastian Le Toux received the honor twice in 2010. The Union striker was the overwhelming choice this week with 17 of the 27 votes cast. Landon Donovan (4) and Nick Rimando (3) were the only others to receive multiple votes.

As you’ll see by clicking the link, I was one of the three that voted for RSL keeper Nick Rimando. It wasn’t that I didn’t appreciate McInerney’s two goal effort on Sunday, I just thought that RSL would have lost to Chivas had Rimando not made the five big stops – including one penalty save. Simple as that. I still give a big kudos to Jack, he is a hell of a player to watch.