CHIVAS USA: Kennedy wins weekly honor


Dan Kennedy made three big stops and Chivas USA won successive games for just the second time since Robin Fraser took charge, and the Goats goalkeeper was rewarded Monday with Major League Soccer's Player of the Week award.

Kennedy made four saves to notch his second shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory Saturday at Toronto FC that boosted the Goats to 3-3-0. He deflected a Luis Silva shot in the 16th minute and came up big twice in point-blank situations against Danny Koevermans, in the 70th and 89th minutes.

His citation ends an unprecedented three-week run for New York's Thierry Henry, who had scored seven goals with three assists in a three-game span.

Justin Braun, now with Montreal, won the honor following hat tricks in each of the last two seasons. The other seven awards -- three times to Ante Razov, twice to Maykel Galindo, once each by Matt Taylor and Jonathan Bornstein -- were in the club's first three seasons.