United States international GyasiZardes has been named the best player in MLS football for Week 30. The Columbus Crew forward was named the MLS Player of the Week for the latest round of MLS football matches earlier this week. Zardes was rewarded for his impressive performance against Inter Miami at the weekend.Zardes was previously named the best player for Week 27.
Zardes was in superb form as he netted a brace to lead Columbus Crew to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Inter Miami. The American player scored a goal in each half on the way to a resounding victory.Zardes is a key player for Columbus Crew in their quest to secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference as far as MLS football is concerned.
With the game between Columbus Crew and Inter Miami at a deadlock, Zardes gave his team the lead via a header on 39 minutes off the assist from Pedro Santos. Columbus Crew scored two quick-fire goals just before the end of the first half to establish a two-goal lead at the break. Pedro Santos turned scorer from provider with the second Columbus Crew goal.
United States international Zardes added a third goal for Crew four minutes after the hour mark to take the game away from Phil Neville and his Inter Miami side. Zardes completed his brace against Inter Miami via a header and off another assist from the abovementioned Santos. An own goal from Inter Miami player Leandro Gonzalez Pirez wrapped up a dominant victory for Columbus Crew.
Columbus Crew are the reigning MLS Cup champions and they are four points off the seventh and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with five games left to play in the regular season. Montreal Impact are the team occupying the final playoff place on the Eastern Conference log.