Player of the Week

Player of the week: Brian Carroll

Photo: Paul Rudderow
This was a pretty easy decision.
PSP’s “player of the week” is none other than a cornerstone of the Philadelphia Union organization, Brian Carroll.
Last week,  Carroll played his first 45 minutes for the Union this season. It was also the last 45 minutes of his career.
It was a nondescript performance (if only referee Joseph Dickerson had granted the penalty for the “foul” in the box.) Carroll was on the receiving end of a few hard challenges but popped to his feet without any lingering effect.
But it was never about his on-field play. Sunday was a celebration of a brilliant career:
  • 32,663 MLS regular and postseason minutes
  • In all of those minutes, never received a red card
  • Two-time MLS Cup winner
  • Four-time Supporters’ Shield winner

Only former Union forward Sebastian Le Toux has meant more to the organization than Carroll. He was one of the many faces to say his goodbye to the retiring midfielder in the tribute video aired before Sunday’s game. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look. It’s a better sendoff than anything I could write here.

One Comment

  1. Thank you Mr.Carol! Best of luck in your future endeavors!

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