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MLS Names Seba Player Of The Month, Soccer By Ives Selects Marfan As Rookie Of The Week

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Hot Streak Earns Seba An Award

Sebastien Le Toux was named Player of the Month by the North American Soccer Reporters. The writers group has a panel that votes upon awards for MLS players.

Previous winners of the award in 2011 include goalkeeper Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), attacking midfielderBrad Davis (Houston Dynamo), USMNT international Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), midfield sniperGraham Zusi (Sporting KC) and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (FC Dallas).

The 28-year-old striker has scored nine goals in his last eight games, to go along with eight assists from earlier in the year. The Frenchman's form has brought him into the Most Valuable Player discussion and helping propel thePhiladelphia Union during a 2-0-4 run that has them on the cusp of their first ever playoff birth.

Marfan Recognized For His Play Against United

Soccer By Ives gave its Rookie of the Week award to the Union's Michael Farfan. 

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder scored the game winner against DC United, showing off his technical abilities and other gifts on the soccer field. Beating a DCU defender, Farfan cut over the center of the field and took a left footed shot from outside the 18 that found the back of the net.

After playing sparsely, mostly out of position, this season, Farfan has found playing time during the Union's run to the playoffs.