Jean Alexandre is the MLS Player of the Week for Week 12 of the 2011 Season.
He starred in a resource deprived Real Salt Lake attack in their 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. RSL are missing forwards due to Gold Cup commitments.
Alexandre, a Haitian international, is more commonly a midfielder but has been asked by coach Jason Kreis to play at forward. Last weekend, he delivered with a goal and an assist.
SHAUN SCHAFER (Colorado Soccer Now) wrote:
“Jean Alexandre became a spot starter at forward and delivered a goal and an assist. He brought energy and spark to a Real Salt Lake side that has struggled to find purpose since its CONCACAF championship loss.”
Two Dallas players, Kevin Hartman and Marvin Chavez were the only others to receive first choice votes.
RSL become the first club to win this award twice after eleven different clubs won the first eleven weeks of the season.
How they Voted:
|Voter||POTW Choice||Second Choice|
|Beau Dure||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Steven Lenhart (SJ)|
|Steven Sandor||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Nick LaBrocca (CHV)|
|Shaun Schafer||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Kasey Keller (SEA)|
|Bobby McMahon||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Marvin Chavez (DAL)|
|Kyle McCarthy||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Nick LaBrocca (CHV)|
|Jonathan Tannenwald||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Kasey Keller (SEA)|
|Scott French||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Kasey Keller (SEA)|
|Phil Schoen||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Marvin Chavez (DAL)|
|JP Dellacamera||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Steven Lenhart (SJ)|
|Orrin Schwartz||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Jon Busch (SJ)|
|Michael C. Lewis||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Steven Lenhart (SJ)|
|Jonah Freedman||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Perry Kitchen (DC)|
|Don Ruiz||Jean Alexandre (RSL)||Kasey Keller (SEA)|
|Steve Clare||Kevin Hartman (DAL)||Jon Busch (SJ)|
|Frank Giase||Kevin Hartman (DAL)||Jean Alexandre (RSL)|
|Marc Connolly||Marvin Chavez (DAL)||Danny Mwanga (PHI)|
Previous 2011 POTW Winners:
Week 11 Winner: Justin Mapp (Philadelphia Union)
Week 10 Winner: Jeff Parke (Sounders FC)
Week 9 Winner: Justin Braun (Chivas USA)
Week 8 Winner: Joao Plata (Toronto FC)
Week 7 Winner: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
Week 6 Winner: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
Week 5 Winner: Luke Rodgers (New York Red Bulls)
Week 4 Winner: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Week 3 Winner: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Week 2 Winner: Javier Morales (RSL)
Week 1 Winner: Omar Bravo (SKC)