In San Jose’s season-opening, 3-2 victory over Minnesota United FC, Hoesen scored his first career MLS brace to lead the Earthquakes to a third consecutive season-opening victory. The 27-year-old Hoesen, who is currently tied for the league lead with two goals, finished 2017 with five goals and five assists apiece in his first season in San Jose.
San Jose dazzled with an impressive display of team passing, as Hoesen linked with teammate Vako on a give-and-go play to set up his second goal of the match and push the Quakes' advantage to 3-0 in the 59th minute (Watch Goal ). Dating back to last season, Hoesen now has five goals scored over his previous seven MLS regular season matches.
San Jose returns to action on Saturday, March 17 on the road against Sporting Kansas City in the team’s first away game of the season (8:30 p.m. ET., MLS LIVE).
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from the NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.