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Jaqua wins MLS Player of the Week

Sounders forward Nate Jaqua was selected as MLS Player of the Week after scoring two goals and assisting the other in Seattle's 3-0 win over Colorado on Sunday.

Here's part of the MLS announcement:

This is his first Player of the Week honor since Week 10 of 2005 when he recorded his first career hat trick, as a member of the Chicago Fire, in a 5-2 victory over Chivas USA. Jaqua, a standout at the University of Portland, was drafted third overall by the Chicago Fire in 2003. The eight-year veteran has played for the Chicago Fire, Los Angeles Galaxy and won MLS Cup 2007 with the Houston Dynamo. He has three career appearances with the U.S. Men's National Team. For more on Jaqua's award click here.

The Major League Soccer Player of the Week is selected each week of the MLS regular season by a panel of journalists from The North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

I'm a member of the NASR, and Jaqua was my top vote this week. We're allowed two, and my second went to LA keeper Donovan Ricketts who was in goal last night as the Galaxy shutout league-leading Houston.