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Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zardes voted MLS Player of the Week

Zardes scored both Crew goals in their 2-1 win vs. CF Montréal on Saturday.
Credit: AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
Columbus Crew's Gyasi Zardes celebrates his goal against the Chicago Fire during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio.

NEW YORK — Columbus Crew forward Gyasi Zardes has been voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week.

Zardes scored both Crew goals in their 2-1 win vs. CF Montréal on Saturday.

The first goal came just before the end of the first half and the second came in the 62nd minute.

Zardes now has seven goals for the season, with three in his last two league games. 

It was the 14th multiple-goal game of his MLS career and his second this season, also netting two in a win against Chicago Fire FC on June 19. 

Zardes was named MLS Player of the Week for the fourth time, his first such honor since the final week of the 2018 season.

This is the second player of the week honor for the Crew this season as midfielder Lucas Zelarayan won the honor back in May.

The Crew will face CD Cruz Azul of Mexico in the 2021 Campeones Cup – the annual clash between the reigning MLS and Liga MX champions – on Wednesday evening at Lower.com Field.

The Crew return to league play on Sunday, Oct. 3, when they take on the Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park in Chester, Pa.

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.

   

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