The accolades just keep coming for Red Bulls defender Brandon Barklage, who just this past Sunday netted his first-career MLS goal, followed shortly after by his first-career MLS brace.
From giving fans the shirt off his back, to receiving a hefty pat on the back for his part in the Red Bulls' win, it's been nothing but a positive week for the St. Louis native.
MLSsoccer.com was straight and to the point in their assessment of Barklage, as he cracked the Starting XI in Week 16's Team of the Week:
"Lit up his former team with two excellent finishes to power the Red Bulls to a 3-2 win over D.C. United."
Mehdi Ballouchy and Dax McCarty were each tagged as "Honorable Mentions" in the Team of the Week, as each put in an industrious effort Sunday against DC United.
The Red Bulls return to action Saturday when they head north of the border for a 7pm ET kick off against Toronto. Watch all the action live on MSG.
Watch: Barklage Gives Shirt Off His Back | Barklage Nets His First | Barklage Buries His Second