Posted on July 9, 2012
Real Salt Lake striker Álvaro Saborío received two honors on Monday.
The Costa Rican international was named player of the week by TropiGol.com and was voted a similar honor by Major League Soccer by the North American Soccer Reporters.
Saborío recorded a second-half hat-trick in 15 minutes to give RSL a 3-0 victory over the Portland Timbers.
He broke the deadlock in the 60th minute by heading in a Kyle Beckerman cross.
His second goal came just two minutes later when Saborio got behind the Portland defense, latched onto a deep pass and nodded the ball past goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
Saborío wrapped up the hat trick by capitalizing on a penalty kick opportunity in the 75th minute.
The Costa Rican’s three-goal performance was his third multiple-goal game this season and moved him into third place in the Golden Boot standings with 10 goals in 20 games.
Photo: Alvaro Saborio was awarded for his hat-trick for Real Salt Lake. Scott Bales/YCJ
Categories: Central America, Costa Rica
Tags: Alvaro Saborio, Kyle Beckerman, Major League Soccer, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, TropiGol.com, Troy Perkins