SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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By DAN KARELL

Tesho Akindele has put together a strong rookie season, and he showed on Friday why he was coveted by FC Dallas as the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 MLS Draft.

Starting up top for the seventh consecutive game, Akindele combined well with strike-partner Blas Perez in the 26th minute, firing a lobbed pass on the volley past Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath to give FC Dallas a 1-0 lead. Akindele’s performance over the 90 minutes of the FC Dallas 2-1 victory earned him SBI MLS Rookie of the week honors.

The 22-year-old beat out Steve Birnbaum, Harry Shipp, and Jared Watts for this week’s honors.

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What did you think of Akindele’s performance and goal? Which rookie stood out the most to you?

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3 Responses to SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

  1. Raymon says:

    Not bad for a graduate of a School of Mimes

  2. Dace says:

    I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Tesho, he’s a solid, no-nonsense player and was able to plug right into the team without too much of a hiccup.

    We’re starting to get back up to speed just in time to make the playoff push not necessarily an arduous uphill climb as it’s been in the past few years.