There were a few talking points from the MLS week that was, as there always are, but the biggest one was probably New York City FC breaking their duck in their local rivalry and getting their first result in five tries against the New York Red Bulls, a 2-0 win at Yankee Stadium.
One of the key players in that win was NYCFC rookie Jack Harrison, who notched a goal and an assist in the game, and was selected SB Nation's MLS Player of the Week for Week 17.
It was a week for rookies and youngsters in general in the panel's vote, as two other rookies, Montreal's Michael Salazar and Seattle's Jordan Morris, also got votes, in addition to young players like Andre Blake and Jordan Hamilton who are finally getting a chance at the MLS level.
Full results for Week 17, 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 17:
|Rob Usry (Dirty South Soccer)||Jack Harrison||Ola Kamara||Mauro Diaz|
|Drew Epperley (Big D Soccer)||Mauro Diaz||Michael Salazar||Bill Hamid|
|Kartik Krishnaiyer (Bitter and Blue)||Jack Harrison||Mauro Diaz||Kei Kamara|
|Austin Fido (Once a Metro)||Jack Harrison||Michael Salazar||Bill Hamid|
|Michael Citro (The Mane Land)||Jack Harrison||Mauro Diaz||Bill Hamid|
|Jake Catanese (The Bent Musket)||Michael Salazar||Kei Kamara||Jack Harrison|
|Sam Dunn (Hudson River Blue)||Jack Harrison||Mauro Diaz||Michael Salazar|
|Eugene Rupinski (Brotherly Game)||Bill Hamid||Michael Salazar||Andre Blake|
|Jason Anderson (Black and Red United)||Bill Hamid||Mauro Diaz||Steven Gerrard|
|Alicia Tolar (Dynamo Theory)||Michael Salazar||Kei Kamara||Ola Kamara|
|Dave Clark (Sounder at Heart)||Jack Harrison||Jordan Morris||Jordan Hamilton|
|Thad Bell (The Blue Testament)||Graham Zusi||Ola Kamara||Kei Kamara|
|Alicia Rodriguez (The Goat Parade)||Bill Hamid||Mauro Diaz||Michael Salazar|