Total MLS Player of the Week - Week 2

Another weekend of MLS action is in the books and it was certainly a wild one. Week 2 saw upset after upset from start to finish and out of what many will call the biggest surprise of them all comes our Player of the Week – Houston Dynamo midfielder Andrew Wenger.

The Dynamo welcomed their Texas rivals FC Dallas into BBVA Compass Stadium and, due in large part to play of Andrew Wenger's 1 goal and 2 assist performance, the home side took full points and handed a bitter rival a Texas sized 5-0 defeat.

David Horst gave the Dynamo an early 1-0 lead, heading in a beautiful pinpoint accurate cross whipped in by Wenger, who also played a part in Ricardo Clark’s goal. Wenger added a goal of his own, propelling Houston to a 4-0 lead at the half that they never looked back on.

But it wasn’t just his production on the day that solidified Andrew Wenger as our Player of the Week, it was also his defensive awareness. His tactical understanding and hard running on the right side provided just the right amount of pressure required to essentially neutralize Fabian Castillo’s attacking prowess.

Honourable mention goes to Sporting KC striker Dom Dwyer. His 2 goal performance, the first of which will be a Goal of the Week nominee, gave SKC a 2-1 victory over a struggling Vancouver Whitecaps side. Dwyer’s ability to create a scoring play out of nothing is what we’ve come to expect of him, but his dominant performance was unfortunately overshadowed by that of Wenger’s, who played a massive part in a very lopsided derby victory.