Caleb Porter and the Portland Timbers may still be in search of their first win of the season, but they avoided suffering what would have been a big loss this past weekend thanks to Will Johnson.
The veteran midfielder rescued the Timbers on Saturday against the Colorado Rapids, bagging a brace to help Portland rally from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and that performance saw him claim the MLS Player of the Week award for Week 5. See how the North American Soccer Reporters voted here.
Johnson's goals were his first ones as a member of the Timbers. He opened his Portland account by heading a cross home in the 55th minute and then capped the comeback and secured a point for the club by smashing a penalty kick in the 71st.
2013 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
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)