Major League Soccer announced Monday that Seattle’s Eddie Johnson has been voted the league’s Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). Johnson scored the opening goal in a 4-0 victory over the LA Galaxy Sunday night at CenturyLink Field, his fourth game-winning goal this season.
This marks the first time this year that Johnson won the honor. He is tied for fifth in MLS with 10 goals and scored seven of the team’s last 12, including six in his past seven games.
The award is the fourth of Johnson’s MLS career. He won three times during the 2007 season with the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City). He is the second Seattle player named this season, following David Estrada in Week 2.
The award is selected each week by a panel of print, television, radio and online media.
The Sounders left Monday for Kansas City and the championship match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Seattle’s attempt to win it for an unprecedented fourth straight year starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sporting Kansas City.