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Sebastian Blanco named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 24

It’s the third week in a row a Timbers player has made the TOTW.

MLS: Portland Timbers at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another win and another Portland Timbers player named to the MLS Team of the Week.

Sebastian Blanco has been named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 24 of the MLS season, the Portland Timbers announced Monday morning. While not officially finding his way onto the scoresheet, Blanco was instrumental in Portland’s 1-0 win in Vancouver last Friday. It was Blanco’s crafty and quick ball movement that carved open a chance for him to cross the ball to Felipe Mora at the back post, which resulted in the decisive own-goal on the night.

This is Blanco’s first inclusion since his return from injury. It is another indicator of how well he has been playing and how influential he has been for the Timbers in their recent run of form.

Blanco and the Timbers host the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, Sep. 15. The match is scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. (Pacific) in Providence Park.

You can read the team’s full press release here.