The Philadelphia Union pulled off a surprise rout of Sporting Kansas City this past weekend, and rookie Antoine Hoppenot played a large part in helping that happen.
Coming off the bench for new Union head coach John Hackworth, Hoppenot helped Philadelphia build on their 2-0 lead over Sporting KC by drawing a penalty kick and scoring a beautifully-chipped effort over Jimmy Nielsen to cap a 4-0 win at PPL Park. That performance earned him SBI's MLS Rookie of the Week award, and he did so by beating out, among others, teammate Raymon Gaddis.
Other players who Hoppenot just edged out include the Houston Dynamo's Brian Ownby and FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges.
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