New York, NY (Sports Network) - San Jose Earthquakes forward Steven Lenhart
was named the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 8 on Monday.
Lenhart scored two goals in San Jose's 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on
Saturday at PPL Park after coming off the bench in the 60th minute.
Fellow substitute Marvin Chavez set up Lenhart's first goal with a chipped
pass that was headed past goalkeeper Zac MacMath.
And after the Union had equalized and the match entered stoppage time, Chavez
and Lenhart teamed up again to score a late winner with Lenhart nodding home a
driven cross from Chavez from close range.
The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North
American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print,
television, radio media. More information can be found at soccerreporters.com.
2012 MLS Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Kalif Alhassan (Portland Timbers)
Week 2: David Estrada (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 3: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 4: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 5: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 6: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA)
Week 7: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
Week 8: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)
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