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Revs’ Lee Nguyen Earns MLS Player Of The Week Honors

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Lee Nguyen #24 the New England Revolution reacts after scoring in the first half at Gillette Stadium May 12, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Lee Nguyen #24 the New England Revolution reacts after scoring in the first half at Gillette Stadium May 12, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – After helping the New England Revolution to a 4-1 victory on Saturday, midfielder Lee Nguyen has been named the MLS Player of the Week.

The Revs midfielder scored two goals and added an assist Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps, his former team. Vancouver waived the 25-year-old a week before the regular season.

Stats: MLS Standings

Nguyen scored his first career goal in the sixth minute, tying the game at a goal apiece. After assisting on Saer Sene’s goal in the 24th minute, he tallied his second score of the game with a 25-yard boot off a throw-in in the 72nd minute. The long-distance score is one of five nominees for the MLS Goal of the Week.

Nguyen’s player of the week nod is the first of MLS career, and New England’s first since Week 2 of the 2010 season.

The Revolution (4-6-0) next play on Saturday, May 19 when the club hosts the Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.

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