Portland’s Fanendo Adi scored both goals against the Portland Timbers.  (Troy Wayrynen/USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK – Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi was voted the Major League Soccer player of the week by the North American Soccer Reporters Tuesday.

Adi recorded a brace in leading Portland to a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday at Providence Park Saturday, registering his 13th multi-goal effort for the Timbers since 2014, the second-best total in the league over that span.

The 26-year-old forward ranks tied for third in the Golden Boot standings with eight goals to go along with two assists. Following its second consecutive victory, Portland sits in second place in the Western Conference standings with 24 points (7-5-3).

The Nigerian-born forward put Portland ahead 1-0 in the 32nd minute with a run into the box, keeping his balance despite contact from a defender just long enough to send off a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.

Adi displayed skill and patience to score his second goal in the 72nd minute to give the Timbers a 2-0 advantage. After receiving a pass from Dairon Asprilla in the penalty area, Adi feinted a left-footed shot to fool Gonzalez before switching to his right foot and firing a powerful shot into the back of the net from close range.

The Portland Timbers begin Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup action against Seattle Sounders FC on Tuesday, June 13 at Starfire Sports Complex Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET (YouTube), before returning to MLS action against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Saturday Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

The MLS player of the week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.