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Chicago Fire forward Rolfe named MLS Player of the Year

Chris Rolfe has been named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 21 of the 2013 season.

The 30-year old forward scored two goals as the Fire comfortably accounted for DC United 4-1 at Toyota Park.

Rolfe opened the scoring in just the second minute when he deftly sent a brilliant Joel Lindpere cross from the left wing past DC keeper Joe Willis with a side-footed volley just under ten minutes before Lindpere double the advantage.

Former Aalborg man Rolfe then added a third for Chicago on the stroke of half-time when he poked past Willis after controlling Lindpere's through ball outside the area.

The Fire managed a fourth via Mike Magee from the penalty spot in the 56th minute before DC grabbed a consolation goal courtesy of Luis Silva just before the hour-mark.

Rolfe became the first Chicago Fire player of the 2013 MLS season to receive the weekly award.

2013 MLS Player of the Week

Week 21: Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire) Week 20: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 19: Brad Knighton (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 18: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes) Week 17: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 16: Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 15: Olmes García (Real Salt Lake) Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution) Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders) Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo) Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) Week 9: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union) Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo) Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers) Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers) Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA) Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United) Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC) Week 1: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)

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