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.
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)