Toronto FC’s Plata named Week 8 MLS Player of the Week

Toronto FC’s Joao Plata has been selected as the Week MLS Player of the Week.

The 19-year old Ecuadorian winger scored a goal and provided an assist in the club’s 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo at BMO Field on the weekend.

He opened the scoring in the 49th minute with a neat finish from the penalty spot before sliding a lovely ball from the left for Maicon Santos who put the ball home making it 2-0 in the 81st minute.

Plata becomes the fifth MLS first-year player to pick up the award this season.

2011 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS

Week 1: Omar Bravo (Sporting Kansas City)
Week 2: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)
Week 3: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Week 4: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Week 5: Luke Rodgers (New York Red Bulls)
Week 6: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Week 7: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
Week 8: Joao Plata (Toronto FC)

 
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