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Jefferson Savarino voted MLS Player of the Week for Week 19

Jefferson Savarino returned from the Copa América and has not stopped running, with the Real Salt Lake attacker scoring two goals and assisting a third in Saturday's 4-0 demolition of the Philadelphia Union.

Those exploits earned Savarino MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 19 of the 2019 regular season.

Savarino started the scoring after taking down a ball over the top and hitting a terrific one-timer in the 23rd minute on Saturday. He then doubled the lead in the 71st minute by taking a feed well outside the box and unleashing an unstoppable one-hopper, before he set up Albert Rusnak's bomb in the 81st minute.

The Venezuelan is back from a stint at the Copa América where he turned heads and sparked rumored transfer interest from abroad. Savarino has five goals and two assists in 15 regular-season appearances to date this season for RSL.

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.


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