Week 20 saw the Timbers back in form as they hosted LA Galaxy. The 2-1 victory brought a few nominations and honors to Portland this week, notably another Save of the Week nomination for Donovan Ricketts (though he did not win) and an appearance by Andrew Jean-Baptiste. Read below for details. For the complete season's results see my web site at http://scooterracer.com.
Week 20 final results:
- Donovan Ricketts voted into MLS Top 3 Performers of the Week
- Ricketts named to the MLS Castrol Weekly Top 20 Index at number 7.
- Andrew Jean-Baptiste named to the MLS Castrol Weekly Top 20 Index at number 10.
- Ryan Johnson named to the MLS Castrol Weekly Top 20 Index at number 13.
- Ricketts and Jean-Baptiste named to MLS Team of the Week.
Updating the tallies:
Timbers Team Tally
MLS Goal of the Week: 8x of 20
MLS Player of the Week: 2x of 20
MLS Save of the Week: 6x of 20
MLS Defender of the Week: 1x of 20
Named to MLS Team of the Week: 17x of 220
MLS Coach of the Week: 2x of 20
MLS Top 3 of the Week: 6x of 60
MLS Castrol Index Weekly Top 20: 31x of 400
SBI Team of the Week: 2x of 20
SBI Goal of the Week: 3X of 20
SBI Save of the Week: 1x of 20
SBI Player of the Week: 2x of 20
SBI Player of the Month: 1x of 4
SBI Best XI of the Week: 10x of 20
SBI Best XI of the Month: 3x of 44
NBC Player of the Week: 1x of 20
FutbolMLS.com Latino of the Day: 5x of 20
Note: Soccer By Ives and NBC web sites seem to be inconsistent in announcing or even considering giving out these kinds of honors.
Player Honors Tally
Donovan Ricketts: 23x
Will Johnson: 16x
Rodney Wallace: 14x
Ryan Johnson: 13x
Diego Valeri: 11x
Diego Chara: 7x
Darlington Nagbe: 6x
Futty Danso: 3x
Andrew Jean-Baptiste: 3x
Michael Harrington: 2x
Pa-Modou Ka: 1x
Caleb Porter: 2x