FC Kansas City forward Erika Tymrak was voted the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week by the media for Week 15 of the 2013 NWSL season for her outstanding performance against the Seattle Reign last Saturday. Tymrak had a goal and an assist for in the 2-0 victory over Seattle.
The first goal of the game was setup by Tymrak when she sent a pass across the field to Lauren Holiday who took a touch and launched a left blast to the far corner past Reign keeper Hope Solo.
Tymrak, the youngest player (21) on the Blues scored the second goal when she sliced across the defense and curled a low shot around the diving Solo. It was her sixth goal of the season, putting her in a tie for fourth in the league. Tymrak has gotten more and more playing time as the season progresses and is starting to get mentions of deserving a National Team look.
The NWSL Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis.
Going forward, when possible, we shall list how we voted for each award where we are eligible. Here were my votes for this last week.
- Erika Tymrak - she got our number one vote based on her performance in that game. She was dangerous every time she touched the ball
- Hope Sole - Solo gave up two goals but the game cold have gotten really out of hand if she had not stopped several break aways into the box
- Ashlyn Harris - Another outstanding performance by a goalie in a losing effort