We wanted to be original.
We wanted to step away from the superstars and the goal celebrations, and fact of the matter is there was a great candidate.
Sporting KC goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum made seven saves on the road to buoy his sputtering club’s chances of getting a win and, though KC couldn’t get on the scoresheet, he was fantastic. Highlight reel stuff was in play, but Gruenebaum also navigated some dangerous crosses and helped calm a team that could’ve self-destructed after a tough home loss against New England the previous week.
But Robbie Keane, man. The man only needs a yard.
I’m telling you. Robbie Keane. Foot lasers.
For the second week in a row… Robbie Keane is PST’s MLS player of the week with two goals. Were it not for a slick Joe Bendik save and a long first touch, he could’ve easily had four.
While many people will talk about Landon Donovan breaking the assist record on both of those goals, it has to be Keane. And with all due respect to Lee Nguyen in New England and Bill Hamid in DC, Keane is the most valuable player in MLS right now, and all year.
Enjoy this individual season. They don’t come around that often.