TFC's Defoe earns MLS Player of the Week honor

 

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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Toronto FC forward Jermain Defoe was named the Player of the Week on Monday for Week 2 of the 2014 Major League Soccer season.

In his MLS debut Saturday, Defoe scored both goals in the 2-1 victory against Seattle Sounders FC, helping Toronto start their season with a win for the first time in club history.

In the 17th minute, TFC midfielder Jonathan Osorio played a through ball, which split Sounders defenders Djimi Traore and DeAndre Yedlin, into Defoe near the top of the box. Defoe timed his run perfectly to stay onside and slid a cool one-touch shot past Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei, scoring his first career MLS goal on his first shot attempt.

Seven minutes later Defoe found the back of the net again, when Sounders FC midfielder Marco Pappa attempted a back pass to Traore and Defoe pounced on the ball in the attacking third. Defoe took two touches to the top of the box and blasted a shot past Frei to score his second MLS goal.

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from the North America Soccer Reporters (NASR). The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.

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