Revs' Nguyen wins MLS Player of the Week honor


Revs' Nguyen wins MLS Player of the Week honor

FOXBORO-- Lee Nguyen, a midfielder for the New England Revolution, was voted Major League Soccers player of the week following his two-goal, one-assist performance in the Revolutions 4-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Gillette Stadium last Saturday.

The Major League Soccer player of the week is selected each week by a panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).

Nguyen, who was waived by Vancouver one week before the start of the 2012 season, scored the game-tying goal in the sixth minute, and then struck for a stunning half-volley from distance off a throw-in in the 72nd minute. His second goal is one of five nominees for MLS goal of the week.

He also earned an assist on Saer Senes goal in the 24th minute when his through pass split Vancouvers defense and allowed Sene a one-on-one chance against the goalkeeper.

Nguyen not only scored his first goal in MLS on Saturday night, but he also had his first multiple-point outing of his MLS career.

Nguyens player of the week nod is his first in MLS, and the Revolutions first of the 2012 season. Its also the clubs first weekly honor since Week 2 of the 2010 season.

FC Dallas overtakes Revs, 2-1, with pair of late goals

FC Dallas overtakes Revs, 2-1, with pair of late goals

Lee Nguyen helped the New England Revolution take an early lead on a penalty kick, but Maxi Urruti followed with a pair of goals in the 71st and 77th minute for FC Dallas, which finished the Revs in a 2-1 loss at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night.

Nguyen's 10th-minute score was his first of the 2017 season. Urruti has three goals in his two MLS appearances this season.

Revultion midfield Xavier Kouassi made his MLS debut, but was unable help stabilize the Revs' defense as they let Dallas storm back into the game.

The Revs play next on Saturday, March 25 against Minnesota at 2 p.m. ET.