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Sporting Kansas City star named MLS player of the week

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Sporting Kansas City claimed a brilliant from behind victory on the road this weekend against the Colorado Rapids.

Sporting nabbed a 3-2 victory in stoppage with English striker Dom Dwyer netting a thunderous winner into the top corner in the dying minutes.

But it was Dwyer's teammate Graham Zusi that took home the MLS Player of the Week honours for week 4.

The US national team player scored Kansas' opening goal to put the defending MLS Cup champs in the driver's seat early on, and went on to assist both of their other goals as SKC stunned the Rapids in Colorado.

Zusi won the award with 47 percent of the vote, with Javier Morales narrowly edged out into second place following his masterful display in the number 10 position, pulling the Toronto FC defense all over the field in their 3-0 triumph.

Federico Higuain came in at third place following the Columbus Crew's 2-1 victory over a Clint Dempsey-less Seattle FC in which he netted the equaliser and assisted the game winning goal in the 94th minute for Justin Meram.

The award is voted for by the members of the North America Soccer Reporters and the previous winners of this seasons award have been Nick Rimando in week 1, Jermain Defoe for his week 2 brace, and Columbus' Bernardo Anor last weekend.

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