Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron was named the Alcatel Major League Soccer Player of the Week 13. Almirón won the award for the second- consecutive week in this MLS season.
Miguel Almirón voted Alcatel @MLS Player of the Week, again!
— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) May 30, 2017
Almirón got the title after his two-goal performance in Atlanta’s 3-1 win against New York City FC at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The 23-year-old attacker followed up his hat trick in Atlanta’s 4-1 win against Houston last week with a pair of goals on Sunday to power the expansion club to all three points against NYCFC.
Almiron scored Sunday’s first goal in the 16th minute, picking up a Julian Gressel cutback near the penalty spot, calmly taking a touch and firing past Sean Johnson to give Atlanta a 1-0 lead. After Hector Villalba doubled Atlanta’s advantage in the 19th, Almiron made it 3-0 in the 23rd, picking up another Gressel cutback and slotting home into an empty net.
The brace marked Almiron’s second straight multi-goal game and his third of the season. The Paraguayan international now has seven goals and four assists in 12 appearances this season.
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.