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Toronto forward MLS player of the week

Toronto's Danny Koevermans was voted MLS player of the week today. With absolutely no help from me. I gave my first-place vote to Mauro Rosales of Seattle; my second went to Robbie Keane of LA.

In any case:

Toronto FC forward Danny Koevermans was voted MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 27 after scoring both goals in his team’s 2-1 victory against the Colorado Rapids.

The Dutch striker has scored six goals in seven games for Toronto since joining the club as a Designated Player in July, and is helping to fuel a resurgent TFC side, which has won its last three games when Koevermans has been included in the lineup.

Koevermans got his first goal in the 52nd minute, running on to a low cross from the left wing, and scoring a first-time effort from close range. He doubled Toronto’s lead eight minutes later when he re-directed teammate Nick Soolsma’s cross from the right wing with a perfect diving header, which beat Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens at the far post.

Despite joining the team mid-season, Koevermans is already tied for the team lead in goals scored this season. The 32-year-old forward is the second Toronto FC player to earn Player of the Week this season, following Joao Plata’s award in eighth week of the season.

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information can be found at