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Ricketts secures MLS player of the week

Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was voted Major League Soccer's Player of the Week for Week 4 of the 2009 season.

Ricketts had five saves and withstood 12 shots as the Galaxy played out a 0-0 draw with Chivas USA in this season's first instalment of the SuperClásico.

This is Ricketts' first Player of the Week award, and marks the first time since 2006 that two goalkeepers (Kasey Keller in Week 2) have been named Player of the Week in the same season.

Troy Perkins and Joe Cannon took home the award in Weeks 13 and 27 of the 2006 season.

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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