Week 3 of MLS produced several spectacular free kicks, some thrilling games (depending on which team you were rooting for, of course) and top performances.
In the end, the contest over SB Nation's MLS Player of the Week came down to two players -- New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe Martins and Philadelphia Union forward C.J. Sapong. Both players scored two goals in wins for their teams, with Sapong's tallies coming early in a comfortable home win over New England, while Felipe pulled out the dramatics with an equalizer and late go-ahead goal in a wild 4-3 home win over Houston.
The winner, Felipe edged Sapong for the honor. It appears the voters like the dramatic in making their selection.
Full results for Week 3, with first place votes getting three points, second place votes receiving two points, and third place votes earning a point each:
Week 3 voters:
Rob Usry, Dirty South Soccer
Kartik Krishnaiyer, Bitter and Blue
Michael Citro, The Mane Land
Mitchell Tierney, Waking the Red
Drew Epperley, Big D Soccer
Rafael Diaz, LAGConfidential
John Rosch, Burgundy Wave
Alicia Rodriguez, The Goat Parade
Dave Clark, Sounder at Heart
Raf Noboa y Rivera, Hudson River Blue
Jake Catanese, The Bent Musket
Eugene Rupinski, Brotherly Game
Jason Anderson, Black and Red United
Kevin McCauley, SB Nation