TFC's Koevermans claims first Player of the Week award

Danny Koevermans - September 17, 2011

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Paul Giamou/TorontoFC.ca

Nice to have you back.

Danny Koevermans celebrated his return to Toronto FC's starting lineup after more than a month on Saturday by scoring a brace to lead his club to a 2-1 home defeat of the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids. The performance earned him Player of the Week honors for Week 27 as voted by the North American Soccer Reporters.

Both goals came in a nine-minute span of the second half and the Designated Player showed a striker's instincts on each strike. The 32-year-old knocked home a low cross from Ashtone Morgan from the left side in the 52nd minute and then headed in a curling delivery from Nick Soolsma in the 60th minute.

With the brace, Koevermans has netted a total of six goals in seven matches since signing with TFC just before the open of the summer transfer window.

The Dutchman becomes the second TFC player to earn Player of the Week honors after Joao Plata (Week 8).

CHECK OUT HOW MEDIA VOTED HERE.

Watch Highlights: Toronto FC 2, Colorado Rapids 1

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2011 PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS

Week 27: Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC)

Week 25/26: Charlie Davies (D.C. United)

Week 24: Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders)

Week 23: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Week 22: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)

Week 21: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)

Week 20: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)

Week 19: Sanna Nyassi (Colorado Rapids)

Week 18: Mauro Rosales (Seattle Sounders)

Week 17: Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders)

Week 16: Joel Lindpere (New York Red Bulls)

Week 15: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)

Week 14: Bernardo Anor (Columbus Crew)

Week 13: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 12: Jean Alexandre (Real Salt Lake)

Week 11: Justin Mapp (Philadelphia Union)

Week 10: Jeff Parke (Seattle Sounders)

Week 9: Justin Braun (Chivas USA)

Week 8: Joao Plata (Toronto FC)

Week 7: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)

Week 6: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

Week 5: Luke Rodgers (New York Red Bulls)

Week 4: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)

Week 3: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 2: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)

Week 1: Omar Bravo (Sporting Kansas City)