Cosmos' Carlos Mendes named NASL player of the week

Cosmos captain Carlos Mendes #4 fights for position Cosmos captain Carlos Mendes #4 fights for position with Atlanta's Edgar Espinoza #2 during a corner kick in the second half of a game on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Photo Credit: Daniel De Mato

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Cosmos captain and defender Carlos Mendes, who scored twice in the 4-0 season-opening win over the Atlanta Silverbacks on Sunday -- his first pro goals in more than a decade -- was named the North American Soccer League player of the week.

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