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               === RSL's Plata earns Player of the Week honor ===
 
 New  York, NY  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Real Salt  Lake forward  Joao Plata  was
 named  the  Player of the Week  on Monday for Week  9 of the 2014 Major League
 Soccer season.
 
 With  his  club trailing, 2-0,  against the Chicago  Fire on Saturday and less
 than 20 minutes to play, Plata led a thrilling comeback. He scored in the 72nd
 minute to make it a 2-1 game.
 
 After  Alvaro  Saborio tied  the  game  in  the  90th minute,  the  diminutive
 Ecuadorian struck again in the third minute of stoppage time to hand Salt Lake
 a 3-2 victory and keep its unbeaten record intact.
 
 The  double  gives Plata  a total of  five on the  season, the highest single-
 season total in his four-year MLS career.
 
 The  MLS Player  of the Week is selected  each week of the regular season by a
 panel of journalists from the North America Soccer Reporters (NASR). The group
 consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 05/05 16:01:30 ET

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