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Morales wins MLS player of the week (and I don't)

Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales has been selected MLS player of the week for his role in RSL's 6-0 weekend mauling of New England. Morales assisted the first two goals that started the rout.

(The reason I say I didn't win is because this was my first week as a MLS Player of the Week voter. The honor comes through a media organization called the North American Soccer Reporters, of which I am now a member.

(We are allowed to cast two votes. My first went to Chris Pontius who assisted the tying goal and scored the winner in DC United's amazing late come-from-behind win over New York. My other vote went to Kasey Keller set MLS record for shutout minutes to start a season/career, and his return coincided with the end of Seattle's two-game skid.)

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