Sanvezzo collects MLS Player of the Week honor

Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Camilo Sanvezzo was named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 17 of the regular season on Monday.

Camilo becomes the second straight Whitecaps player to win the award after Kenny Miller claimed the honors in Week 16. The 24-year-old scored two goals and added an assist to lift Vancouver to a 3-1 win over Chivas USA on Wednesday at BC Place.

After falling behind early in the opening period, Camilo helped draw Vancouver level by setting up Jordan Harvey for the equalizer in stoppage time.

Camilo handed the 'Caps the lead just 82 seconds later by cutting inside from the right side of the penalty area and curling a left-footed shot just inside the post.

The Brazilian completed his brace nine minutes from time when he fired a shot from inside the box that took a deflection on its way past Dan Kennedy.

The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print, television, and radio media.

2013 MLS Player of the Week winners:

Week 1: Mike Magee (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)

Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)

Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)

Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers)

Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)

Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)

Week 9: Tim Cahill (Red Bull New York)

Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)

Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)

Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)

Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution)

Week 15: Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake)

Week 16: Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Week 17: Camilo Sanvezzo (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)