CONCACAF Player of the Week: Lee Nguyen

The Revolution playmaker has Jay Heaps' club firing on all cylinders, leading the team to an encore five-goal performance.
CONCACAF Player of the Week
Lee Nguyen
AGE 27
POSITION Midfielder
New England

Philadelphia Union 3-5 New England Revolution

When Lee Nguyen is mentioned, the word "heart" tends to come up. Sure, he possesses the drive that can be so difficult to describe without falling back on cliche, but he's also the man powering the New England Revolution attack. That attack has been in overdrive lately, scoring five goals in each of its last two outings. For again being in the middle of things, including a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win against Philadelphia, Nguyen earns this week's CONCACAF Player of the Week.

"For the second game running New England hung five goals on an MLS opponent, and for the second week running Lee Nguyen was at the heart of it," wrote Goal USA's Allen Ramsey. "His talent on the ball in the middle of the park - coupled with the attacking talent the Revs have in front of him and the hard tackling midfielder playing behind him - have allowed the Revs to become a free-flowing team in the attack, and has New England looking like a real contender in MLS."

"Lee Nguyen is the heartbeat of an offense which has scored 10 goals in the past two weeks," wrote Goal USA's Keith Hickey. "The playmaker might be the most in-form American not named to Jurgen Klinsmann's 30-man roster."

Congratulations to Lee Nguyen, Goal's 23rd CONCACAF Player of the Week winner!

  The Shortlist

Jose Contreras - Comunicaciones

Contreras missed time with injury this tournament but the forward found the back of the net when it mattered. He scored the lone goal in both legs of the Guatemalan final to give los Cremas a fourth consecutive title and prove once again that he could make it in a larger league.

Nacho Gonzalez - Leon

Leon needed to keep a clean sheet and beat Pachuca by two in the second leg of the Liga MX Clausura, and it did exactly that. The defender aided in both aspects, playing a tidy game at the back and heading in the winning goal.

Sergio Moreno - Chorrillo

Every signal indicated Panama's one-off final between Chorrillo and Rio Abajo was headed to extra time, but Moreno got his head onto a headed pass and gave his club its second title with a last-minute equalizer.

Osvaldo Alonso - Seattle

Whether you count him as Cuban or American, he qualifies as a CONCACAF player and certainly earned a spot on this week's list. "Seattle Sounders enforcer Alonso completed 73 of 81 passes and racked up 14 recoveries in a win over San Jose," noted Goal USA's Thomas Floyd.