SBI MLS Player of the Week: Alvaro Saborio

Alvaro Saborio

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By DAN KARELL

Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis said ahead of the 4-3 defeat to the New York Red Bulls that he wasn’t sure how fit his star forward Alvaro Saborio would be coming back from international duty. Turns out Saborio was clicking on all cylinders.

Scoring all of his team’s goals, Saborio finished off his hat-trick in stunning style, with a toe poke towards the upper 90 from just inside the box.  The Costa Rican’s performance earned him the honor of SBI MLS Player of the Week.

Saborio beat out Red Bulls midfielder Dax McCarty, Toronto FC’s Bobby Convey, and Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee for this week’s award.

What did you think of Saborio’s performance? Which player stood out to you in MLS Week 22?

Share your thoughts below.

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9 Responses to SBI MLS Player of the Week: Alvaro Saborio

  1. Herbert @Boriuano says:

    Saborio’s 3rd goal was amazing

  2. Neruda says:

    He makes so much out of so little. Amazing third goal. But alas RSL has very few real defenders right now and Kreis went on an attack binge against NYRB.

  3. JRP says:

    One thing is for sure: the old criticism that RSL plays a boring style of soccer isn’t true this year. There are goals everywhere for RSL this year. Can’t wait to he the whole team back together.

  4. Dan in New York says:

    He had a mediocre Gold Cup and one of those three goals vs. Red Bulls was a (questionable) PK. Also, his team ended up losing the match. Player of the week? Uh…

    • ben says:

      Speaking of questionable PKs, did you happen to watch the rest of that match perchance?

      • Dan in New York says:

        Yes, they were all pretty questionable. The worst call though was that Alvarez didn’t get tossed for the early studs-up challenge to Cahill’s leg.

        • Alan says:

          Thought all pk’s were fair except the Mansally, so called, takedown at top of box!
          With that said, thought it was one heck of a match!

    • Neruda says:

      SBIs player of the week in MLS has nothing to do with gold cup. He scored two great goals and another on a penalty he didn’t draw so I think it’s deserved.

  5. Chris2 says:

    I was at the game. Saborio was amazing.