Sacha Kljestan celebrates his goal with his Red Bulls teammates. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan, who scored a goal and set up another in the 2-2 draw at FC Dallas Saturday night, was named winner of FrontRowSoccer.com’s player and goal of the week Monday.

Kljestan was honored for games played through Sunday, Sept. 3.

The veteran midfielder scored off a Bradley Wright-Phillips back heel feed set him for a 17-yard blast in the 43rd minute as New York grabbed a 1-0 lead.

GOAL: Kljestan Starts the Scoring

GOAL: Sacha Kljestan's deft move and rocket shot put New York on the board first!

Posted by New York Red Bulls on Sunday, 3 September 2017

 

“Good play by Alex [Muyl] and Bradley to create a little combo,” Kljestan said. “I made the runoff, and Bradley did great to get a little flick to me. I just created a little bit of space for myself and tried to put it on target.”

Kljestan worked some magic on a free kick in the 57th minute as enter back Aaron Long headed in the midfielder’s long free kick past goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez from five yards for a 2-1 margin. It was Long’s first MLS goal.

GOAL: Long's First

GOAL: Aaron Long's header finds the back of the net for his first MLS goal!

Posted by New York Red Bulls on Sunday, 3 September 2017

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It was the first time this year that Kljestan won either FrontRowSoccer.com honor.

FrontRowSoccer.com player of the week winners

Week 1 (March 6) — Joseph Bendik (Orlando City SC)

Week 2 (March 13) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 3 (March 20) — Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)

Week 4 (March 27) — Vincent Bezecourt (New York Red Bulls II)

Week 5 (April 3) — Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC)

Week 6 (April 10) — Jimmy Maurer (New York Cosmos)

Week 7 (April 17) — Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls)

Week 8 (April 24) — Alex Muyl (New York Red Bulls)

Week 9 (May 1) — Jack Harrison (New York City FC)

Week 10 (May 8) — Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)

Week 11 (May 15) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 12 (May 22) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 13 (May 29) — Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls)

Week 14 (June 5) — Alex Callens and Maxime Chanot (New York City FC)

Week 15 (June 12) — No award given

Week 16 (June 19) — Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls), David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 17 (June 26) — Ben Sweat (New York City FC)

Week 18 (July 3) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 19 (July 10) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 20 (July 17) — Eric Calvillo (New York Cosmos)

Week 21 (July 24) — Daniel Royer (New York Red Bulls)

Week 22 (July 31) — Eric Calvillo (New York Cosmos)

Week 23 (Aug. 7) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 24 (Aug. 14) — Sean Johnson (New York City FC)

Week 25 (Aug. 21) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 26 (Aug. 28) — Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls)

Weeek 27 (Sept. 4) — Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)

FrontRowSoccer.com goal of the week winners

Week 1 (March 6) — Daniel Royer (New York Red Bulls)

Week 2 (March 13) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 3 (March 20) — Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)

Week 4 (March 27) — Vincent Bezecourt (New York Red Bulls II)

Week 5 (April 3) — New York City FC (Tommy McNamara, Ronald Matarrita, David Villa, Alexander Callens)

Week 6 (April 10) — New York Cosmos (Danny Szetela, Ryan Richter)

Week 7 (April 17) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 8 (April 24) — Javi Marquez (New York Cosmos)

Week 9 (May 1) — Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls)

Week 10 (May 8) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 11 (May 15) — Tommy McNamara (New York City FC)

Week 12 (May 22) — Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)

Week 13 (May 29) – Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)

Week 14 (June 5) — Juan Guerra (New York Cosmos)

Week 15 (June 12) — None awarded

Week 16 (June 19) — Raquel Rodriguez (Sky Blue FC)

Week 17 (June 26) — Ben Sweat (New York City FC)

Week 18 (July 3) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 19 (July 10) — Gonzalo Veron (New York Red Bulls)

Week 20 (July 17) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 21 (July 24) — Kemar Lawrence (Jamaica national team, New York Red Bulls)

Week 22 (July 31) — Daniel Royer (New York Red Bulls)

Week 23 (Aug. 7) — David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 24 (Aug. 14) — Sean Davis (New York Red Bulls)

Week 25 (Aug. 21) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 26 (Aug. 28) – Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 27 (Sept. 4) – Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)