Giovani dos Santos wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 27

While the spotlight was on his new-slash-old LA Galaxy teammate, Gio dos Santos had himself a fantastic game this weekend.

The LA Galaxy is on everybody’s minds right now. Most of that has to do with Landon Donovan’s surprise return last week after retiring in 2014, but a fair amount is also due to the exploits of Giovani dos Santos.

The Mexican international had probably the most consistent week around, as he scored four goals in two games, and earned the accolades of the voting panel in winning SB Nation’s MLS Player of the Week award.

Considerable questions remain for the Galaxy at this point in the season, as they are generally good on defense and sometimes good on offense but have had a ton of injuries and some international absences taking away their best players at times, and are therefore wildly inconsistent. Despite that, they are still second in the Supporters’ Shield standings and if Dos Santos is playing well, one figures they’ll get results more often than not as we head into the playoffs.

Full results for Week 27, with first-place votes getting three points, second-place votes receiving two points and third-place votes earning a point each:

Player Points
Giovani dos Santos 27
Tim Howard 12
Juan Agudelo 6
Jozy Altidore 6
Kaká 3
Micheal Azira 2
Lamar Neagle 2
Lee Nguyen 2
Bill Hamid 1
Daniel Royer 1
Steve Birnbaum 1
Bradley Wright-Phillips 1
Joao Plata 1
Vytautas Andriuskevicius 1

And here are the full ballots for Week 27:

Voter 1st 2nd 3rd
Kartik Krishnaiyer (Bitter and Blue) Tim Howard Kaká Bill Hamid
Jake Catanese (The Bent Musket) Giovani dos Santos Juan Agudelo Jozy Altidore
Drew Epperley (Big D Soccer) Giovani dos Santos Micheal Azira Kaká
Austin Fido (Once a Metro) Giovani dos Santos Tim Howard Daniel Royer
Sam Dunn (Hudson River Blue) Tim Howard Lee Nguyen Steve Birnbaum
Jason Anderson (Black and Red United) Giovani dos Santos Jozy Altidore Bradley Wright-Phillips
Michael Citro (The Mane Land) Giovani dos Santos Tim Howard Joao Plata
Jason Longshore (Dirty South Soccer) Giovani dos Santos Tim Howard Juan Agudelo
Eugene Rupinski (Brotherly Game) Giovani dos Santos Jozy Altidore Juan Agudelo
Dave Clark (Sounder at Heart) Giovani dos Santos Lamar Neagle Vytautas Andriuskevicius
Alicia Rodriguez (Angels on Parade) Giovani dos Santos Juan Agudelo Jozy Altidore

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