CONCACAF Player of the Week: Clint Dempsey

The U.S. national team captain scored twice in the Seattle Sounders' 4-0 win against the Colorado Rapids.
CONCACAF Player of the Week
                   Clint Dempsey
AGE 31
POSITION Midfielder
Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders 4-1 Colorado Rapids

Those who were whispering about Clint Dempsey's demise found their speaking voices early in the MLS season, but the only thing to do now is sing his praises. Yes, Dempsey scored twice in Seattle's win against Colorado, but he also played some of the prettiest passes ever to dart across the pitch at CenturyLink Field.

"No player in Major League Soccer can match Clint Dempsey for form right now. After a rough settling-in period last year, the USA captain has torn apart defenses in 2014. This past weekend was no different, as he scored multiple goals for the third time in his past four games to bring his season total to a league-leading eight," wrote Goal USA's Keith Hickey. 

"It's getting a little stupid to be honest," wrote Goal USA's Allen Ramsey. "Eight goals in five starts for the Sounders, two more against the Rapids, and in the end you felt like he should have had at least one more. The combination of Dempsey and Obafemi Martins is, at the moment, just too good for MLS teams to deal with."

Congratulations to Clint Dempsey, Goal's 20th CONCACAF Player of the Week winner!

  The Shortlist

Abraham Carreno - Pachuca

The forward couldn't have picked a better time to score his first goal in the Clausura, and he then went one better. Without his double, Pachuca's season would've ended early. Thanks to his two strikes, plus his set-up play for Enrique Esqueda, Tuzos are headed for the Liguilla after a 4-3 win against Queretaro.

Carlos Vela - Real Sociedad

Just when Mexico fans thought they might not have to hear about Vela for a while, he goes on another scoring run. "Vela is making a habit out of game winners. A second in two weeks for the Mexican saw Sociedad take a 1-0 result against Betis and wrap up a spot in Europe for his team next season" - Goal USA's Allen Ramsey.

Terrence Boyd - Rapid Vienna

"Boyd certainly isn't making Jurgen Klinsmann's decision-making process any easier. The U.S. national team striker continued his late push for a spot on the pre-World Cup camp roster, following up his brace last weekend with a goal in each half — including the 84th-minute winner — of second-place Rapid Vienna's 2-1 triumph over already-clinched league champion Red Bull Salzburg." - Goal USA's Thomas Floyd

Celso Borges - AIK

The Costa Rican scored both of AIK's goals as the Swedish power continues to try to find its footing. His savvy diving finish gave his team a lead against BK Hacken and a smart interception and run toward the box set himself up for his second, a 20-yard effort that hugged the ground and beat the keeper in the 2-2 draw.

Also receiving votes: Marco Fabian, Cruz Azul; Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes; John Brooks, Hertha Berlin