Morales secures first Player of the week award

Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales was voted Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 6 of the 2009 season.

Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales was voted Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 6 of the 2009 season.

Morales sparked a record-tying performance for Real Salt Lake as he recorded two assists in the club's 6-0 victory over the New England Revolution at Rio Tinto Stadium last Saturday.

This is the first MLS Player of the Week award for Morales, who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

In 2008 he recorded 15, second only to MLS MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto (19).

Morales' playmaking led Real Salt Lake to their first playoff berth. Prior to joining MLS on August 17, 2007, Morales played for a number of clubs in the Primera Division Argentina including Lanús, Arsenal de Sarandí and Newell's Old Boys.

The Major League Soccer Player of the Week is selected each week of the MLS regular season by a panel of journalists from The North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.

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