Suddenly, it's all coming up Seattle Sounders.
For the second week in a row, a Sounders player earned SB Nation's MLS Player of the Week award, with midfielder Cristian Roldan taking the Week 24 honors, beating out teammate Clint Dempsey for the prize. The Sounders beat Cascadia rivals Portland 3-1 on Sunday, with Roldan notching a goal and an assist in the game.
It's an interesting blossoming for Roldan, a touted prospect but one who went under the radar last season in his debut campaign. Given far more playing time this season, he has slowly turned on the production, and with Seattle surging towards a playoff spot with little room for error, Roldan's emergence is certainly helping the cause for his team.
Full results for Week 24, 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 24:
|Dave Clark (Sounder at Heart)||Cristian Roldan||Jozy Altidore||Jamison Olave|
|Rob Usry (Dirty South Soccer)||Cristian Roldan||Jamison Olave||Clint Dempsey|
|Drew Epperley (Big D Soccer)||Clint Dempsey||David Accam||Jamison Olave|
|Jason Anderson (Black and Red United)||Cristian Roldan||David Accam||Jozy Altidore|
|Kartik Krishnaiyer (Bitter and Blue)||Sean Johnson||Clint Dempsey||Cristian Roldan|
|Michael Citro (The Mane Land)||Clint Dempsey||David Accam||Bradley Wright-Phillips|
|Alicia Rodriguez (Angels on Parade)||Cristian Roldan||David Accam||Jozy Altidore|