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Mike Grella wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 15

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MLS is back! As the NHL and NBA bid adieu to their respective seasons in the past week, MLS returned from the Copa America Centenario break and, ahem, there were games.

There were good performances, to be sure, but there was also a handful of games that felt like teams were just starting out for the season. And as we often find in these contests, the player who scored the most goals won SB Nation's MLS Player of the Week award, as New York Red Bulls' Mike Grella took top honors after scoring two against the Seattle Sounders.

If you follow this feature regularly, the voters seem to really love the Red Bulls as they get votes nearly every week, and the nexus of being a Red Bull and scoring the most goals proved to be irresistible. To be fair, Grella is one of the most fun players to watch, and he did make the difference in his side's win.

Full results for Week 15, with first-place votes getting three points, second-place votes receiving two points and third-place votes earning a point each:

Player Points
Mike Grella 24
Bill Hamid 8
David Villa 6
Benny Feilhaber 5
Drew Moor 4
Kevin Doyle 3
Juan Manuel Martinez 3
Benoit Cheyrou 2
Jake Gleeson 2
Shea Salinas 2
Saad Abdul-Salaam 1

And here are the full ballots for Week 15:

Voter 1st 2nd 3rd
Kartik Krishnaiyer (Bitter and Blue) Mike Grella Benny Feilhaber Shea Salinas
Rob Usry (Dirty South Soccer) Mike Grella David Villa Bill Hamid
Alicia Tolar (Dynamo Theory) Mike Grella Kevin Doyle Benny Feilhaber
Sofiane Benzaza (Mount Royal Soccer) Mike Grella Benoit Cheyrou David Villa
Rafael Noboa y Rivera (Hudson River Blue) David Villa Jake Gleeson Mike Grella
Michael Citro (The Mane Land) Mike Grella Bill Hamid Saad Abdul-Salaam
Drew Epperley (Big D Soccer) Mike Grella Bill Hamid Kevin Doyle
Dave Clark (Sounder at Heart) Drew Moor Benny Feilhaber Juan Manuel Martinez
Jason Anderson (Black and Red United) Mike Grella Juan Manuel Martinez Drew Moor
Alicia Rodriguez (The Goat Parade) Bill Hamid Mike Grella Shea Salinas