Kaká is unanimous choice for MLS Player of the Week 5

Week 5 in MLS was kind of blah overall. Yes, there were some good games in the bunch, but individual performances were largely mixed or somewhat muted.

Except for one player — Orlando City’s Kaka.

The Brazilian star was the unanimous choice for SB Nation’s MLS Player of the Week vote, getting the top slot from all voters. And his case was compelling, as he scored a goal and two assists in Orlando City’s 4-1 demolition of the Portland Timbers on Sunday. And it was his season debut, so if he can maintain anything like this form, watch out, league.

Beyond Kaka, the Player of the Week picture was pretty muddy, with only Vancouver Whitecaps GK David Ousted and Real Salt Lake F Joao Plata getting away from the pack at all. Still, they were both a distant second to Kaka.

Full results for Week 5, with first place votes getting three points, second place votes receiving two points, and third place votes earning a point each:

Player Points
Kaká 42
David Ousted 10
Joao Plata 10
Justin Meram 3
Clint Dempsey 3
Osvaldo Alonso 3
Brek Shea 2
Chris Seitz 2
Luke Mulholland 2
Justen Glad 2
Clint Irwin 2
Diego Fagundez 1
Victor Cabrera 1

Week 5 voters:

Rob Usry, Dirty South Soccer
Kartik Krishnaiyer, Bitter and Blue
Michael Citro, The Mane Land
Mitchell Tierney, Waking the Red
Drew Epperley, Big D Soccer
Rafael Diaz, LAGConfidential
John Rosch, Burgundy Wave
Alicia Rodriguez, The Goat Parade
Dave Clark, Sounder at Heart
Weston Jensen, RSL Soapbox
Jon Szekeres, Eighty Six Forever
Eugene Rupinski, Brotherly Game
Jason Anderson, Black and Red United
Alicia Tolar, Dynamo Theory

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