By DAN KARELL
With Federico Higuain unavailable, newly-installed Columbus Crew interim head coach Brian Bliss called upon forward Ryan Finley to help lift the team during their mid-week match against the Houston Dynamo.
Finley certainly exceeded all expectations last Wednesday, scoring a goal and assisting on another as the Crew defeated the Dynamo, 2-0. The Notre Dame product also played 90 minutes on Saturday in a 3-0 defeat to Sporting Kansas City, but Finley’s overall performances earned him SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors.
Finley beat out Jason Johnson, Kellyn Acosta, and Dillon Powers for this week’s honors.
What did you think of Finley’s performance? Which rookie stood out to you in MLS Week 28?
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