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:
|Giovani dos Santos||7|
And here are the full ballots for Week 8:
|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|