A two-goal performance, including an 84th-minute game-winner, earned Pedro Santos a spot on MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for the second time this season.
Santos scored the initial go-ahead goal in the opening seconds of the second half on a quick transition, starting with an outlet from Hector Jimenez before Luis Argudo laid it off for a powerful finish from Santos.
Following a PK conversion from New York's Daniel Royer to level the match at 2-2, the Portuguese midfielder buried the game-winner on a rebound opportunity just outside the six-yard box.
The brace marked Santos' first since joining the Crew in August of 2017. This year, Santos has totaled an MLS-career-high seven goals to go with three assists.
Crew SC's 2019 MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week honorees:
|Date (& Match Week)||Opponent(s)||Honoree(s)|
|March 2, 2019 (Week 1)||Gaston Sauro - Defender|
|March 9, 2019 (Week 2)||Gyasi Zardes - Forward; Caleb Porter - Coach|
|March 16, 2019 (Week 3)||Gaston Sauro - Defender; Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper|
|March 30, 2019 (Week 5)||Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper|
|April 6, 2019 (Week 6)||Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper|
|May 8 & 11, 2019 (Week 11)||Federico Higuain - Midfielder|
|June 1, 2019 (Week 14)||Pedro Santos - Midfielder|
|July 20, 2019 (Week 20)||David Accam - Midfielder|
|July 27, 2019 (Week 21)||Pedro Santos - Forward|
Up next, Crew SC travels to San Jose, Calif. to take on the Earthquakes on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10 p.m. ET.
Supporters can watch the match on SportsTime Ohio, stream on FOX Sports GO, or listen on 97.1 FM The Fan or www.ColumbusCrewSC.com (English & Spanish).