Alejandro Bedoya, a midfielder for the the Philadelphia Union soccer team, faced possible punishment for grabbing a TV microphone during a game Sunday and screaming: “Congress, do something now. End gun violence. Let’s go.”

Bedoya did not receive any suspension or penalties for raising his voice in favor of gun control. Instead, Major League Soccer officials named him the player of the week.

Trenni Kusnierek, an anchor and reporter with NBC Sports Boston, told Boston Public Radio Tuesday that she was delighted by Bedoya's actions and the decision to make him player of the week. "I love it," she said.

Kusnierek said that the MLS is "more progressive" than other sports leagues.

"A lot of the people who work for the teams and for the league office are on the younger side," she said. "The people who watch soccer tend to be a lot of younger people and immigrants from other countries. It is just a more progressive league."