This week's nomination marks the second nod for Zelarayan, who on Saturday scored his second goal of the season in addition to logging his first two assists with the Crew.
Zardes was the recipient of one of those Zelarayan assists, but only after slotting home his first goal of the match thanks to an easy lay-off from Youness Mokhtar, who ended the game with a goal as well.
Nagbe finished the day with a 97-percent passing accuracy, completing 65 of 67 passes, including a 97.1-percent passing accuracy in the opponent's half. The central midfielder was prominent on the ball through 77 minutes before being subbed out, and drew attention on Twitter for his set-up of the Crew's second goal and overall passing consistency:
Here's play No. 2. Watch Medunjanin get dragged out and skinned in midfield... pic.twitter.com/lcwIAEZa4s— Matthew Doyle (@MattDoyle76) July 12, 2020
Up next, the Crew returns to the field on Thursday, July 16 for a 10:30 p.m. ET match against the New York Red Bulls. The match is set to be televised nationally on FS1, TUDN and TSN, as well as via stream on the FOX Sports App and the TUDN App.
Fan can also join the Crew for a special Virtual Fan Experience this Thursday, July 16 starting at 10:15 p.m. ET.
This second-screen viewing experience, emceed by Crew SC TV broadcaster Brett Hiltbrand, will feature appearances by Crew SC TV talent Neil Sika and Jordan Angeli, along with special guests Dante Washington, Frankie Hedjuk, and David Winner.