Daniel Royer celebrates his second goal against Montreal. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Daniel Royer has been among the hottest players in Major League Soccer of late.
Last week he was the MLS and FrontRowSoccer.com’s player of the week.
This week, he was named winner of this website’s goal of the week. Royer, who tallied twice in New York’s 4-0 rout of the Montreal Impact Saturday, was honored for his second goal of the night at Red Bull Arena.
Royer’s penalty kick in the 23rd minute gave the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead.
As time was winding down in the 89th minute, Derrick Etienne Jr. sent a through ball into the box for Royer. Royer caught up, sent his shot to the near post and beat goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau for the final goal.
“We found some great spots,” Royer said. “We had a lot of space, we played really well and created a lot of chances and I think there wasn’t a doubt that we would win this game.”
Royer has 10 goals, although he did not want to talk about his recent form.
“Actually, I don’t want to talk too much about that,” he said. “I want to talk about this team effort because the whole team [has been] doing great the past few weeks. We’re dangerous and aggressive in the attack. We are compact defensively and it’s just been fun to play. It’s a team effort and I think we are doing really good in the past weeks.”
Royer was honored as the first goal of the week winner in Week 1 on March 6.
Daniel Royer finishes it off for the New York Red Bulls with his second goal of the day!
Posted by New York Red Bulls on Sunday, July 30, 2017
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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)