by Jeff Husted

KANSAS CITY (Dec 22, 2016) – Christian Gutierrez of Atletico Baja was named the Player of the Week by the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) this afternoon. This is the first Player of the Week honor for Gutierrez and Baja this season.

In two games, Gutierrez put together a 12 point weekend, scoring ten goals and two assists. On Saturday in Sonora, he scored his fifth hat trick of the season, and then at home the next night added seven goals to his team and league leading 27 on the season.

Chicago’s Edwin Rojas and Tacoma’s Alex Megson were the runners-up in this week’s voting.

Atletico Baja and Gutierrez are idle this week, but return to action on December 30th as they travel to face the Turlock Express at 10:05 p.m. ET. All games this season can be viewed on the league’s new YouTube channel, MASLtv.