Arrieta earns MLS Player of the Week honor
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Columbus Crew forward Jairo Arrieta was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 21 on Monday.
The Costa Rican scored both goals for the Crew in a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City, accounting for the first two goals of Arrieta's MLS career.
Columbus fell behind to an early goal from Sporting, but Arrieta equalized in the 17th minute after getting on the other end of a pass from Josh Williams.
Arrieta then scored the winning goal for his side in the 34th minute when he cut out a poor pass from Sporting's Graham Zusi and beat goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen.
The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print, television, radio media.
2012 MLS Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Kalif Alhassan (Portland Timbers)
Week 2: David Estrada (Seattle Sounders FC)
Week 3: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 4: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 5: Thierry Henry (Red Bull New York)
Week 6: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA)
Week 7: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)
Week 8: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 9: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 10: Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)
Week 11: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)
Week 12: Emilio Renteria (Columbus Crew)
Week 13-15: Patrice Bernier (Montreal Impact)
Week 16: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 17: Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC)
Week 18: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
Week 19: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 20: Calen Carr (Houston Dynamo)
Week 21: Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew)