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Casey named player of the week

August 11, 2009 | 1:01 am No comments
By George Tanner

Colorado Rapids forward Conor Casey was voted Major League Soccer’s player of the week for week 21 of the 2009 season.

Casey scored three first-half goals on Saturday in the Rapids’ 4-0 victory against Chivas USA. It was Casey’s second hat trick of the season, and this marks the third time this season Casey has received the MLS weekly honor.

I actually voted for Omar Cummings, and I listed Casey as my second choice. Cummings had three assists against the Goats, and it was his effort in the Chivas penalty area that led to the PK that Casey scored his third goal on. Either one, Cummings or Casey, was a fine choice.

The MLS player of the week is selected during the regular season by a panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. Check out our links page to get to the NASR Web site.

So let’s take a look at everyone who has been named player of the week, as voted on by the North American Sports Reporters:

WEEK 1: Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders FC)
WEEK 2: Kasey Keller (Seattle Sounders FC)
WEEK 3: Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids)
WEEK 4: Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles Galaxy)
WEEK 5: Josh Wolff (Kansas City Wizards)
WEEK 6: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)
WEEK 7: Jaime Moreno (D.C. United)
WEEK 8: Macoumba Kandji (New York Red Bulls)
WEEK 9: Josh Wolff (Kansas City Wizards)
WEEK 10: Amado Guevara (Toronto FC)
WEEK 11: Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids)
WEEK 12: Taylor Twellman (New England Revolution)
WEEK 13: Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew)
WEEK 14: Omar Cummings (Colorado Rapids)
WEEK 15: Nate Jaqua (Seattle Sounders FC)
WEEK 16: Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas)
WEEK 17: Chad Barrett (Toronto FC)
WEEK 18: Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Chicago Fire)
WEEK 19: Yura Movsisyan (Real Salt Lake)
WEEK 20: Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas)
WEEK 21: Conor Casey (Colorado Rapids)

And if you enjoy this type of thing, the Rapids Undercurrent blog has a TON of fun stuff about hat tricks through Rapids history. And, by golly, John Spencer happens to be in the mix! Check it out here.

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