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Sebastian Giovinco wins MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 8

There was no consensus this week, with Toronto's star forward just barely edging the vote.

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Some weeks, SB Nation's MLS Player of the Week vote is a pretty easy decision for the voters. Other weeks, the group is split, and consensus is nowhere to be found.

For Week 8, the ballots were split, and Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco takes Player of the Week honors, beating out LA Galaxy newcomer Emmanuel Boateng for SB Nation's highest honor ... of the week ... in MLS.

While Boateng had two assists and a goal in his second career MLS start in a rout over previously undefeated Real Salt Lake, Giovinco scored both goals in TFC's rivalry win on the road against the Montreal Impact. Either way, they were both good performances, and hardly the only for the week -- a total of seven players, including three different New York Red Bulls players, received first-place votes.

Full results for Week 8, with first-place votes getting three points, second-place votes receiving two points and third-place votes earning a point each:

Player Points
Sebastian Giovinco 16
Emmanuel Boateng 15
Bradley Wright-Phillips 11
Giovani dos Santos 7
David Ousted 5
C.J. Sapong 4
Sacha Kljestan 4
Mike Grella 3
Jordan Harvey 2
Will Johnson 2
David Bingham 1
Michael Bradley 1
Drew Moor 1

And here are the full ballots for Week 8:

Voter 1st 2nd 3rd
Rob Usry (Dirty South Soccer) Emmanuel Boateng Jordan Harvey Bradley Wright-Phillips
Eugene Rupinski (Brotherly Game) Giovani dos Santos C.J. Sapong Sebastian Giovinco
Michael Citro (The Mane Land) Emmanuel Boateng Sebastian Giovinco Giovani dos Santos
Sofiane Benzaza (Mount Royal Soccer) Sebastian Giovinco C.J. Sapong Giovani dos Santos
Kartik Krishnaiyer (Bitter and Blue) Emmanuel Boateng Sebastian Giovinco Sacha Kljestan
Austin Fido (Once a Metro) Mike Grella Sebastian Giovinco Michael Bradley
Weston Jenson (RSL Soapbox) David Ousted Sebastian Giovinco Giovani dos Santos
Rafael Diaz (LAG Confidential) Emmanuel Boateng Bradley Wright-Phillips Sebastian Giovinco
John Rosch (Burgundy Wave) Sebastian Giovinco Bradley Wright-Phillips Drew Moor
Drew Epperley (Big D Soccer) Bradley Wright-Phillips David Ousted Giovani dos Santos
Jason Anderson (Black and Red United) Bradley Wright-Phillips Will Johnson Emmanuel Boateng
Alicia Rodriguez (The Goat Parade) Sacha Kljestan Emmanuel Boateng David Bingham