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MLS Player of the Week — Week 2

Colorado Rapids v San Jose Earthquakes

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

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As much as I wanted to give the nod to David Villa for his one-goal, one-assist performance in New York City FC’s first-ever home victory — he absolutely dominated the game and everything ran through him — he should have scored another goal or two and simply left too many chances on the table.

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A man who wasted almost nothing, Chris Wondolowski — two goals on three total shots — wins this week’s MLS Player of the Week honors after his brace led the San Jose Earthquakes to a shocking 3-2 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night, at CenturyLink Field.

Wondolowski was clinical with his first chance of the night and downright ruthless with the way he pounced on Brad Evans’ mistake to score his second (above video).

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Wondo’s no longer just a goal-poaching forward benefitting from a million knock-down chances every game; he’s also shown an ability to hold the ball up in midfield and bring others into play, as he did on Saturday (21-of-26 passing, with a pair of key passes).

MLS Players of the Week

Week 1: Tyler Deric, Houston Dynamo

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