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Whitecaps striker Camilo Sanvezzo named MLS player of the week

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Camilo Sanvezzo, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Kenny Miller during the first half against Chivas USA during first half of MLS soccer action in Vancouver, Wednesday, June, 19, 2013

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC striker Camilo Sanvezzo has been named is Major League Soccer's player of the week.

The Brazilian takes the honours for Week 17 following an impressive two goal, one assist performance in a 3-1 win over Chivas USA last Wednesday.

With eight goals on the season, Camilo is among the league's top scorers, trailing only Mike Magee, Marco Di Vaio and Jack McInerney who each have 10. In his past six matches, the 24-year-old has scored seven goals, including three goals in two Amway Canadian Championship matches.

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It's the second time Camilo has won the award.

The Whitecaps have been well-represented this month as Vancouver striker Kenny Miller won the award last week.

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