Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi is MLS Player of the Week for week 14, Major League Soccer announced on Monday. Adi scored twice in the 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake, including the 36th minute equalizer and the game winner in first-half stoppage time. The Portland Timbers return to MLS action on Wednesday against FC Dallas.
“The first goal was quite more physical because he was just pulling me back and I didn’t even know where the ball was going,” Adi said. “I knew that I touched it and I was lucky enough that it went in. For the second goal, I saw that Darlington [Nagbe] was going to shoot the ball and even if the goalie is going to get it, the ball’s going to come into the penalty box, and I was just standing in the right position and the ball just came right to me.”
On scoring goals in MLS, Adi said, ““It hasn’t been easy. It hasn’t been easy at all. It’s a battle. It’s not just me scoring the goals, but it’s the whole team. Without the guys playing fantastic, I wouldn’t be able to get a goal as a striker, so it’s not just about me, it’s about the whole team. We played a nice game.”