MLS Player of the Week: Ryan Johnson's selection the second straight for Portland Timbers
A Portland Timbers player has won the MLS Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week, as forward Ryan Johnson won the honor for Week 6 on Monday. Johnson's two-goal performance in the Timbers' 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday gave the hosts their first win of the 2013 season, and the first competitive win under coach Caleb Porter.
Johnson narrowly topped Chicago Fire forward Maicon Santos, who scored two goals in his team's win over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. See how the North American Soccer Reporters voted here.
Johnson is in his first season with the Timbers after being traded fromToronto FC, and notched his second and third goals for his new club in the second half of Saturday's match. He poked home Diego Chará's cross in the 55th minute to open the scoring, and he finished a 4-on-1 counterattack with a nifty shot to the upper corner in the 73rd minute to cap off Portland's victory.
Portland midfielder Will Johnson won the award in Week 5.
2013 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)
Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
Week 1: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)