Just because most of MLS took a break last week doesn’t mean Eddie Johnson had to stop scoring.
The Seattle forward’s two goals were just enough to lead the Sounders past Chivas USA in the lone game on the schedule on Saturday, and comfortably lift him to the top of the North American Soccer Reporters’ vote as the Player of the Week for Week 27 (see how the media voted here).
Johnson scored in the 28th minute to pull the Sounders out an early 1-0 hole and then again in the 89th minute, nodding home a Fredy Montero cross that lifted Seattle above Real Salt Lake and into second place in the Western Conference standings.
Johnson also set the single-season franchise mark for the Sounders with the two tallies, bringing him to 13 goals in 19 appearances this season.
He also won the award in Week 22.
2012 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Week 27: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Week 26: Federico Higuaín (Columbus Crew)
Week 25: Federico Higuaín (Columbus Crew)
Week 24: David Ferriera (FC Dallas)
Week 23: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Week 22: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Week 21: Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew)
Week 20: Calen Carr (Houston Dynamo)
Week 19: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 18: Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake)
Week 17: Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC)
Week 16: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Week 13-15: Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)
Week 12: Emilio Rentería (Columbus Crew)
Week 11: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
Week 10: Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)
Week 9: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 8: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 7: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
Week 6: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA)
Week 5: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)
Week 4: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)
Week 3: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)
Week 2: David Estrada (Seattle Sounders)
Week 1: Kalif Alhassan (Portland Timbers)