Sacha Kljestan leads MLS with 17 assists. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

Sacha Kljestan, who helped create two goals in the Red Bulls’ 3-0 home win over the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday night, was named FrontRowSoccer.com player of the week Monday.

The veteran midfielder was honored for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 8.

The Red Bulls struck in the 33rd minute as Tyler Adams swung a pass from the right side of the 18-yard box to Kljestan, who continued to the left side of the box to Daniel Royer. Royer dribbled into the box and looped his shot to the far post for the 1-0 lead.

In the 72nd minute, Kljestan found himself near the goal line and sent his pass back to the top of the box. With Bradley Wright-Phillips and Felipe coming at the ball, Felipe gained possession and sent a rocket past Ousted for a 3-0 advantage.

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Kljestan, who finished with a league- and career-high 20 assists in 2016, moved atop MLS in that category this season with 17.

This was the second time this season that Kljestan has earned this honor.

FrontRowSoccer.com player of the week winners

Week 1 (March 6) β€” Joseph Bendik (Orlando City SC)

Week 2 (March 13) β€” David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 3 (March 20) β€” Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)

Week 4 (March 27) β€” Vincent Bezecourt (New York Red Bulls II)

Week 5 (April 3) β€” Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC)

Week 6 (April 10) β€” Jimmy Maurer (New York Cosmos)

Week 7 (April 17) β€” Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls)

Week 8 (April 24) β€” Alex Muyl (New York Red Bulls)

Week 9 (May 1) β€” Jack Harrison (New York City FC)

Week 10 (May 8) β€” Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)

Week 11 (May 15) β€” Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 12 (May 22) β€” David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 13 (May 29) β€” Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls)

Week 14 (June 5) β€” Alex Callens and Maxime Chanot (New York City FC)

Week 15 (June 12) β€” No award given

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

Week 17 (June 26) β€” Ben Sweat (New York City FC)

Week 18 (July 3) β€” Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 19 (July 10) β€” Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 20 (July 17) β€” Eric Calvillo (New York Cosmos)

Week 21 (July 24) β€” Daniel Royer (New York Red Bulls)

Week 22 (July 31) β€” Eric Calvillo (New York Cosmos)

Week 23 (Aug. 7) β€” David Villa (New York City FC)

Week 24 (Aug. 14) β€” Sean Johnson (New York City FC)

Week 25 (Aug. 21) β€” Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)

Week 26 (Aug. 28) β€” Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls)

Week 27 (Sept. 4) β€” Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)

Week 28 (Sept. 11) β€” Sean Johnson (New York City FC)

Week 29 (Sept. 18) β€” Javi Marquez (New York Cosmos)

Week 30 (Sept. 25) β€” Caroline Casey (Sky Blue FC)

Week 31 (Oct. 2) β€” Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC)

Week 32 (Oct. 9) β€” Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)