Colorado Rapids forward Deshorn Brown scored twice in the 3-0 shutout of the Houston Dynamo, winning the Player of the Week award for Week 13. Brown opened the scoring in the 5th minute and scored again in the 35th.
“I think the difference between good and great at this level is confidence,” Colorado Rapids coach Pablo Mastroeni said. “Those that play at the highest level, and can maintain that level play with a lot of confidence. At times it’s hard to find, especially as a striker when you’re not hitting the net. But again, all the little things Deshorn has been doing leading into this game has now put him in a position to score those goals. I couldn’t be happier for him, and the type of work that he did when he wasn’t scoring those goals.”
As for his part, Deshorn Brown agreed with his coach.
“He’s 100 percent right,” Brown said. “I take that from him as a veteran player. I learn a lot of stuff from him, I always listen to him. So I just listened to that and I looked back on the Montreal game, looked at the mistakes I made and corrected myself in this game today.”
Colorado Rapids forward Dillon Powers described his assist on Brown’s second goal, saying “Nick won the ball and I started breaking. He played me a little in front, and the defender committed so there was space behind. I just saw Deshorn, because that’s all you want as a midfielder – that run in behind and that first movement. From there, with Deshorn’s speed, I don’t have to do too much, I just had to put it in behind.”