Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy named MLS Player of the Week

Dan Kennedy becomes the first goalkeeper to earn the award

Dan Kennedy at Toronto

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Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy was voted Major League Soccer's Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 6 of the 2012 MLS season. Kennedy made four saves, keeping a clean sheet against Toronto FC on Saturday, en route to earning the Goats’ 1-0 victory, and third consecutive on the road, the club’s best road start in their history.

An inspired Dan Kennedy saved the Goats of the equalizer in several opportunities. At the 16th minute, on an individual play, Toronto's midfielder Luis Silva faced Kennedy one-on-one, but Goat's GK deflected the shot and kept his goal safe. In the 70th minute, Kennedy again, one-on-one, on his knees deflected Danny Koevermans' back-heeled shot, and in the 89th minute, Kennedy avoided the equalizer by deflecting Koevermans' point-blank shot.

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information and membership information can be found at soccerreporters.com.

The Red-and-White travel back to Los Angeles and will resume training on Tuesday ahead of the weekend game against the Philadelphia Union, Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 pm (PT) at The Home Depot Center. The match will broadcast on television, live on Prime Ticket in English, and KWHY Channel 22 in Spanish.  Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and Facebook.com/chivasusa