|CONCACAF Player of the Week |
Those who were whispering about Clint Dempsey's demise found their speaking voices early in the MLS season, but the only thing to do now is sing his praises. Yes, Dempsey scored twice in Seattle's win against Colorado, but he also played some of the prettiest passes ever to dart across the pitch at CenturyLink Field.
"No player in Major League Soccer can match Clint Dempsey for form right now. After a rough settling-in period last year, the USA captain has torn apart defenses in 2014. This past weekend was no different, as he scored multiple goals for the third time in his past four games to bring his season total to a league-leading eight," wrote Goal USA's Keith Hickey.
"It's getting a little stupid to be honest," wrote Goal USA's Allen Ramsey. "Eight goals in five starts for the Sounders, two more against the Rapids, and in the end you felt like he should have had at least one more. The combination of Dempsey and Obafemi Martins is, at the moment, just too good for MLS teams to deal with."
|Congratulations to Clint Dempsey, Goal's 20th CONCACAF Player of the Week winner! |
Abraham Carreno - Pachuca
The forward couldn't have picked a better time to score his first goal in the Clausura, and he then went one better. Without his double, Pachuca's season would've ended early. Thanks to his two strikes, plus his set-up play for Enrique Esqueda, Tuzos are headed for the Liguilla after a 4-3 win against Queretaro.
Carlos Vela - Real Sociedad
Terrence Boyd - Rapid Vienna
Celso Borges - AIK
Also receiving votes: Marco Fabian, Cruz Azul; Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes; John Brooks, Hertha Berlin