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D.C. United Forward Fabián Espíndola Voted MLS Player of the Week

D.C. United Forward Fabián Espíndola Voted MLS Player of the Week
NEW YORK (Tuesday, April 12, 2016) – D.C. United forward Fabián Espíndola was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the sixth week of the 2016 MLS season.
Espíndola jumpstarted D.C. United’s attack last Saturday, notching two goals to lead the club to a dominating 4-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in front of an impassioned crowd at RFK Stadium. The victory was D.C. United’s first of the 2016 season with Espíndola’s brace placing him tied for fifth in the league in goals scored (3).
Espíndola caused trouble for Vancouver all night, with the 30-year-old recording a career high six shots on goal. The Argentine notched the opening goal n the 39th minute after Whitecaps FC goalkeeper David Ousted failed to corral a Chris Rolfe attempt, allowing Espíndola to collect the rebound and poke a shot into the back of the net i (Watch Goal).
Espíndola came out of the half hungry for more, scoring his second goal of the match again on a rebound in the 54th minute. D.C. defender Steve Birnbaum headed a corner kick that deflected off the crossbar towards Espíndola, whose quick reaction shot right in front of goal doubled D.C. United’s advantage (Watch Goal).
D.C. United return to MLS action Saturday, April 16 when it hosts Toronto FC at RFK Stadium (5 p.m. ET, TSN4/MLS LIVE).
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.