When Lee Nguyen is mentioned, the word “heart” tends to come up. Sure, he possesses the drive that can be so difficult to describe without falling back on cliche, but he’s also the man powering the New England Revolution attack. That attack has been in overdrive lately, scoring five goals in each of its last two outings. For again being in the middle of things, including a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win against Philadelphia, Nguyen earns this week’s CONCACAF Player of the Week.
“For the second game running New England hung five goals on an MLS opponent, and for the second week running Lee Nguyen was at the heart of it,” wrote Goal USA’s Allen Ramsey. “His talent on the ball in the middle of the park – coupled with the attacking talent the Revs have in front of him and the hard tackling midfielder playing behind him – have allowed the Revs to become a free-flowing team in the attack, and has New England looking like a real contender in MLS.”
“Lee Nguyen is the heartbeat of an offense which has scored 10 goals in the past two weeks,” wrote Goal USA’s Keith Hickey. “The playmaker might be the most in-form American not named to Jurgen Klinsmann’s 30-man roster.”