My vote would’ve gone to midfielder Steve Zakuani, but Jaqua is deserving as well and has been scoring goals at an incredible rate in the Open Cup. Here’s the first bit of the story from the tournament website:
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2010 US Open Cup semifinals: Nate Jaqua wins second straight Player of the Round award
Nate Jaqua of the Seattle Sounders has won TheCup.us Player of the Round award for his two-goal performance in the semifinals of the 2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Jaqua scored two of the Sounders’ three goals in a 3-1 win over Chivas USA to punch their ticket to their second straight Open Cup final. He edged out teammate Steve Zakuani for the honor, who assisted on two of the three goals.
The Player of the Round award is voted on by the staff at TheCup.us and a select panel of members from the North American Soccer Reporters.