Dominic Oduro becomes first Columbus Crew player to be voted MLS Player of the Week in 2013

Dominic Oduro's recent run of good form carried over into this past weekend, and it helped keep the Columbus Crew's playoff hopes alive while also giving the club its first MLS Player of the Week award of the 2013 season.

Oduro took home the Player of the Week honors in Week 31 for his one-goal, one-assist performance in the Crew's 4-2 dismissal of FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium on Sunday night. Oduro helped the set the tone for the victory, assisting on Jairo Arrieta's 17th-minute strike before scoring a goal of his own just before halftime. (See how the North American Soccer Reporters voted here.)

The Ghanian forward is enjoying a strong season for a Crew team that is just one point shy of a playoff spot in the tight Eastern Conference, matching a career-high in goals scored with 12 to go along with three assists.

2013 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Week 31: Dominic Oduro (Columbus Crew)

Week 30: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 29: Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders)

Week 28: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) 

Week 27: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)

Week 26: Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution)

Week 25: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)

Week 24: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

Week 23: Lloyd Sam (New York Red Bulls)

Week 22: Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake)

Week 21: Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)

Week 20: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 19: Brad Knighton (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 18: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 17: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 16: Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 15: Olmes García (Real Salt Lake)

Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution)

Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)

Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)

Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)

Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Week 9: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)

Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)

Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)

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)