Donovan captures MLS Player of the Week award

2:24 PM, Aug 13, 2012   |    comments
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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 23 on Monday after recording four assists in his team's 4-0 win over Chivas USA.

With his four-assist performance, Donovan is just the fourth player in MLS history to assist on four goals in a game, joining Carlos Valderrama, Chris Henderson, and Dwayne De Rosario.

Donovan set up Robbie Keane's first-half goal to get the Galaxy off to a good start before he assisted on both of Juninho's goals after the break.

The Galaxy's final goal came in the last 10 minutes and it was Donovan who once again played provider, finding the head of Omar Gonzalez with a corner kick that helped the defender net his first goal of the campaign.

The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print, television, radio media.

2012 MLS Player of the Week winners:

Week 1: Kalif Alhassan (Portland Timbers)

Week 2: David Estrada (Seattle Sounders FC)

Week 3: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)

Week 4: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)

Week 5: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)

Week 6: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA)

Week 7: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)

Week 8: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 9: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 10: Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

Week 11: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)

Week 12: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)

Week 13-15: Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)

Week 16: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Week 17: Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC)

Week 18: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)

Week 19: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 20: Calen Carr (Houston Dynamo)

Week 21: Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew)

Week 22: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)

Week 23: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)

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