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'Caps Knighton earns MLS Player of the Week honor

Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for week 19 of the 2013 regular season.

In front of a season-high crowd of 22,500 at BC Place on Saturday, Vancouver Whitecaps FC earned their first win against Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC in MLS play.

Knighton played an outstanding game in the net, recording his second clean sheet in three matches and keeping the Whitecaps undefeated streak alive with the 2-0 victory.

Knighton made the first of his seven saves in the 22nd minute when he was able to parry away a shot from Seattle's Eddie Johnson, and just a minute later, kept the Sounders off the board again as he denied Zach Scott with a one- handed save off a corner kick.

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)

Week 18: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 19: Brad Knighton (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)