RSL midfielder Albert Rusnak was voted Alcatel MLS Player of the Week for Week 6 by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR), taking home the honor for his performance in RSL’s 3-0 victory against the Vancouver Whitecaps in snowy conditions on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Slovakian DP overcame near-whiteout conditions to play a part in all three RSL goals. He gave Salt Lake the lead in the 54th minute, running onto a Joao Plata through ball, splitting Vancouver’s center backs and cutting back in the box before firing a low shot through the snow and inside the left post to score his first MLS goal.
Rusnak and RSL, who improved to 1-3-2 with Saturday’s win, will return to action on Saturday, when they take on the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in the first Rocky Mountain Cup match of the season (9 pm ET; MLS LIVE).
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.