In an weekend that saw more than a half-dozen standout performances that could all be deemed worthy of Player of the Week honors, one player stood out the most for delivering a dream outing in the biggest match of the weekend.
When Sporting Kansas City beat the red-hot Chicago Fire to halt the Fire's four-match winning streak and keep KC's hold on first place in the East it was Graham Zusi who led the way. His outstanding work in midfield combined with a pair of first-class goals secured a 2-0 victory that kept KC in first place. It also made Zusi the pick for SBI MLS Player of the Week.
Zusi beat out a trio of stunning matches from Thierry Henry, Alvaro Saborio and Steven Lenhart for the honor. Henry's virtuoso one-goal, three-assist effort was one of the best single-game efforts of the season, but it also came against a putrid Toronto FC squad. Saborio notched a hat-trick for Real Salt Lake, but also came against the woeful Chivas USA defense (and you could argue Fabian Espindola had an even better night for RSL). Lenhart came off the bench to score a pair of vital late goals, including a stoppage-time equalizer in San Jose's 3-3 tie vs. FC Dallas.
What did you think of Zusi's performance? Which of the many outstanding performances would have garnered your vote for SBI MLS Player of the Week this week?
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