2013 MLS Season, Week 9: Player of the Week

2013 MLS Season, Week 9: Player of the Week

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 29, 2013
  • 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Week 9, Player of the Week

Finally some things appear to be clicking in the Big Apple for the New York Red Bulls. The club has won three out of their last four games. And this week they the league’s Player of the Week in Tim Cahill thanks to his two goal effort last Saturday against Toronto FC.

Cahill bagged the game-winner late for the Red Bulls, his first two goals of the season. This was the first Red Bulls player to win the POW award in 2013.

Cahill earned 14 of the votes this week. New England’s Lee Nguyen (4 votes) and Vancouver’s youngster Kekuta Manneh (3). Jairo Arrieta of Columbus and Portland’s Ryan Johnson also earned two votes each.

As you’ll see from the votes, Cahill was my runner-up on the week. Nothing against the two goal effort on the road in Toronto but call me when he does this to a strong defense like Montreal or Sporting KC on the road. Just sayin’. My vote went to Portland’s Ryan Johnson, who had a goal and an assist on the day in a thrilling 3-2 win for Portland in Kansas City.