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Fire forward named MLS player of week

Chicago Fire forward Chris Rolfe was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for week 21 of the 2013 MLS season.

Rolfe’s feisty play and two-goal first half helped the Chicago Fire capture a 4-1 victory over visiting D.C. United on Saturday.

Rolfe needed just 114 seconds of play before netting his first goal of the night. The Ohio native found himself on the end of a Joel Lindpere cross, which he clinically finished with a one-timed strike to the back of the net.

Moments before the first half whistle, after a combination of one touch passes through the midfield, Rolfe ran onto a through ball from Lindpere and chipped it home to score his second of the night. This was his first multi-goal game of the season. The Chicago Fire are back in action Saturday, July 27 when they take on the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium at 9:00 pm ET (NBCSN).

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 and membership information can be found at