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Nikolic earns MLS Player of the Week honors

The Hungarian striker bagged a brace Saturday, and POTW honors Tuesday

MLS: New England Revolution at Chicago Fire Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire designated player Nemanja Nikolic was voted MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) Tuesday for his performance in a 3-0 victory against New England on Saturday.

The forward also earned a spot in the MLS Team of the Week on Monday for his work against the Revolution, a game in which he scored twice during the second half. Also featured on the Team of the Week was Nikolic’s attacking partner Luis Solignac.

Nikolic doubled the Fire’s advantage in the 47th minute, pouncing on a deflected shot in the box for a tap in finish. The former Legia Warsaw star scored his second goal in the 73rd minute to give the Fire a 3-0 lead, marking the striker’s first multi-goal game in MLS.

The Fire return to action Friday when they travel north to take on Toronto FC. The 2016 MLS Cup finalists have only one win so far this season, and have struggled a bit defensively. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more Player of the Week performances from Nikolic this weekend.