D.C. United's stirring comeback win against New England on Saturday helped boost Ben Olsen's club up the Eastern Conference standings, and also helped strengthen Nick DeLeon's already impressive Rookie of the Year candidacy.
It is only six weeks into the season, but DeLeon has been the most impressive rookie in the league and his two-assist effort in United's 2-1 victory against New England magnified that fact. It also helped make DeLeon the clear-cut choice for SBI MLS Rookie of the Week.
DeLeon beat out a good collection of rookies who did well in MLS Week 6, including Philadelphia fullback Ray Gaddis and Columbus midfielder Kirk Urso.
What did you think of DeLeon's performance? Has he been the most impressive rookie you've seen all year? Surprised with how well Gaddis played?
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