By DAN KARELL
Fresh off a long time away from Portland while with the Costa Rica squad for friendly matches and World Cup qualifiers, Rodney Wallace has hit the ground running upon his return.
The 25-year-old left winger assisted on all three of the Portland Timbers goals as they took care of the Colorado Rapids, 3-0, on Sunday evening, earning Wallace SBI MLS Player of the Week.
Wallace not only provided the primary assist on all three of Portland’s goals, he also covered a ton of ground defensively on the left flank and helped set the tone for a dominating team performance.
Wallace beat out Timbers teammate Will Johnson, Philadelphia Union forward Conor Casey, Vancouver Whitecaps maestro Camilo, and Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman for this week’s honors.
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