Cornell Glen, the newly acquired striker of the Los Angeles Galaxy, is beginning his Green-and-Gold career with a bang by taking home MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 3 of the 2006 MLS season. Glen made his first start for the Galaxy on April 17, after having arrived on the through a trade with the Colorado Rapids, and he promptly converted two excellent passes from teammate Landon Donovan to give his team a 2-1 win over rivals Chivas USA.
Playing in front of a packed house at The Home Depot Center, Glen was the beneficiary of a superb individual action by Donovan. Streaking by multiple defenders, Donovan chipped the ball back across the box to a wide-open Glen, who coolly slotted home the winner in the third minute of injury time. It was Glen's second goal in nine minutes, after having driven home the tying goal off a knock-down header by Donovan in the 84th minute.
The dramatic come-from-behind-victory gave the Galaxy bragging rights in the first game of four between Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy, both of whom share The Home Depot Center.
The Major League Soccer Player of the Week is selected every week throughout the MLS regular season by a panel of journalists from the Professional Soccer Reporters Association (PSRA).