After scoring two goals in the final 13 minutes of the New York Red Bulls match against the Houston Dynamo, Felipe has been voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 3 by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
Felipe Scores Two in Final 13 Minutes
Felipe picked up his first goal of the match in the 77th minute. He received a pass from Sacha Kljestan just outside of the penalty area and was able to curl his 20-yard shot inside the far post to level the score at 3-3. In the 83rd minute, he scored his second of the game to give the Red Bulls their first win of the 2016 MLS season. His second goal came off a free kick. He was able to get the ball up and over the wall and into the top corner to secure three points.
Felipe Beats Out Four Others for POTW Honors
Felipe beat out fellow teammate Kljestan, LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes, Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi and Philadelphia Union forward C.J. Sapong. He beat out Sapong by a mere two votes.
At 25-years-old, Felipe is in his fifth year in MLS and his second season overall with New York. In 2015 he started all 34 games and helped first year Head Coach Jesse Marsch and the Red Bulls to their second Supporters’ Shield in three years. He came to New York in the offseason leading up to the 2015 season via a trade from the Montreal Impact. He has a total of 17 goals and 29 assists in 130 career MLS appearance.
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and media. LA forward Mike Magee won the award in Week 1 and midfield Andrew Wenger of the Houston Dynamo won it in Week 2.