When the 2012 MLS season began, D.C. United figured to be a team capable of scoring goals in bunches. What most wouldn't have predicted is that Maicon Santos would be leading the charge as the team's top scorer.
All the former FC Dallas striker has done is emerge as the target forward the team has been yearning for, providing a physical presence up top capable of putting pressure on defenses and finishing chances. He did just that yet again on Saturday, scoring the opening goal and the game-winning goal in D.C. United's 3-2 victory against Eastern Conference rival Houston. That performance made Santos the pick for SBI MLS Player of the Week.
There were several worthy candidates this week, but Santos edged out the likes of Steven Lenhart, Ryan Meara and Kyle Beckerman for this week's honors.
What did you think of Santos' performance? Who got your vote for MLS Player of the Week?
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