The following is a press release from the LA Galaxy.
Dos Santos earns honors after scoring two goals and adding assist in 4-1 road win over Houston Dynamo
CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, April 19, 2016) – LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos has been voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for the seventh week of the 2016 MLS season.
LA Galaxy Forward Giovani dos Santos Named MLS Player of the Week
Dos Santos earns Player of the Week honors for his performance in the Galaxy’s 4-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium Friday evening. The Mexican international scored two goals and added an assist en route to the Galaxy’s first victory on the road this year.
After conceding a goal in the first minute of play, Dos Santos leveled the match just three minutes later, finishing a loose ball past goalkeeper Joe Willis. In the 31st minute, the forward added his second goal of the game when he controlled a pass from Steven Gerrard and slotted in a goal to the far post. Just minutes into the second half, Dos Santos helped seal the game when he notched an assist on Gyasi Zardes’ goal to make the score 4-1.
Dos Santos’ two goals marked his first multi-goal MLS match with the Galaxy. With the goals and assist, he has now tallied five goals and seven assists in 13 MLS appearances since joining last year.
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.
The Galaxy will return to StubHub Center for a match against Real Salt Lake (6-0-4, 14 points) set for Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. PT live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes. LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships for the 2016 MLS season are available for purchase now. Galaxy fans can go to www.lagalaxy.com/tickets/seasontickets or call 877-3GALAXY (342-5299) to secure their 2016 LA Galaxy Season Ticket package.
Becoming a 2016 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Member gives fans the opportunity to receive a number of benefits, including discounted pricing, LA Galaxy Team Store discounts, access to the 2016 Season Ticket Member Event and early stadium access, among other exclusive benefits. For more information, visit www.lagalaxy.com/tickets/seasontickets or call an LA Galaxy representative at 877-3GALAXY (342-5299).