Alvarado earned a place in Antonio Mohamed’s back four for both legs of the Liguilla final. Club América overcame a 1-0 first leg deficit to secure a 3-1 aggregate victory over Tigres on Sunday night. The triumph gave Club América a record 12th Mexican title.
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Jose Francisco Torres, Tigres UANL midfielder
The former U.S. international midfielder retained his usual place in the Tigres starting XI for both legs of the Liga MX final. Torres and his teammates succumbed at Estadio Azteca to watch their title dreams evaporate. Herculez Gomez sat and watched as an unused substitute in both matches.
Tim Howard, Everton goalkeeper
Everton quelled the discontent at Goodison Park with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers on Monday. Howard once again featured for the full 90 minutes as the Toffees produced a ruthless display in front of goal to brush aside QPR.
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Brad Guzan, Aston Villa goalkeeper
West Bromwich Albion relieved some of the building pressure on Alan Irvine with a 1-0 victory over Villa on Saturday. Craig Gardner secured the victory against 10-man Villa by scoring after 72 minutes. The setback leaves both teams mired in the bottom half of the table.
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Jozy Altidore, Sunderland forward
Altidore continued his miserable season by conspiring to miss from close range during the 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Saturday. The glaring miss extended Altidore’s scoreless run to 10 Premier League matches this season.
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Geoff Cameron, Stoke City defender
Crystal Palace and Stoke City exchanged goals inside the opening quarter of an hour in their 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Cameron featured for the duration of the affair in central midfield as both teams settled for a share of the spoils.
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Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes midfielder
Bedoya played the full 90 minutes on the right side of midfield as Nantes defeat Bordeaux 2-1 on Saturday. Bordeaux goalkeeper Azbe Jug contributed to both Nantes goals to allow the home side to secure the points. Nantes now sits in eighth place after 15 rounds.
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John Anthony Brooks, Hertha Berlin defender
Hertha Berlin manager Jos Luhukay praised Brooks for his display in central defense during the 1-0 victory over sputtering Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Julian Schieber scored the decisive goal five minutes before the interval to give Hertha a first victory in three attempts.
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Timothy Chandler, Eintracht Frankfurt defender
Hoffenheim vaulted Eintracht Frankfurt in the table with a 3-2 victory on Friday. Chandler played the full 90 minutes in a match decided by Roberto Firmino’s winner three minutes from time.
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Rubio Rubin, Utrecht forward
Rubin scored his second Eredivisie goal of the campaign in Utrecht’s 3-1 defeat at second-place Ajax on Sunday. His composed finish inside the far post threw Utrecht a lifeline 10 minutes before halftime, but Anwar El Ghazi struck a minute after his arrival to guarantee the points.