The New York Red Bulls had a good week in MLS, winning two games by a combined 8-0 score.
What's that? One of those games they won 7-0? Away at their local rivals?!
Yes, even though the Red Bulls were the only team to get six points last week, their dull midweek win over Chicago was overshadowed by one of the most astounding scorelines in MLS history, a 7-0 demolition of New York City FC at Yankee Stadium.
And so it came down to two Red Bulls players, Dax McCarty and Bradley Wright-Phillips, for SB Nation's MLS Player of the Week honors. Both players had braces in the derby win, but McCarty just edged ahead of his teammate -- maybe that midweek game made the difference in the minds of the voters?
Full results for Week 12, with first-place votes getting three points, second-place votes receiving two points and third-place votes earning a point each:
And here are the full ballots for Week 12:
|Kartik Krishnaiyer (Bitter and Blue)||Dax McCarty||Darlington Nagbe||Bradley Wright-Phillips|
|Drew Epperley (Big D Soccer)||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Kellyn Acosta||Cyle Larin|
|Rob Usry (Dirty South Soccer)||Dax McCarty||Mike Grella||Darlington Nagbe|
|Michael Citro (The Mane Land)||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Joe Bendik||Darlington Nagbe|
|Eugene Rupinski (Brotherly Game)||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Richie Marquez||Joe Bendik|
|Jason Anderson (Black and Red United)||Diego Valeri||Sacha Kljestan||Cyle Larin|
|Alicia Tolar (Dynamo Theory)||Bradley Wright-Phillips||Cyle Larin||Marc Burch|
|Weston Jenson (RSL Soapbox)||Cyle Larin||Dax McCarty||Axel Sjoberg|
|Alicia Rodriguez (The Goat Parade)||Dax McCarty||Cyle Larin||Justen Glad|
|Dave Rowaan (Waking the Red)||Dax McCarty||Darlington Nagbe||Clint Irwin|