With seven saves in a big Western Conference win over the Colorado Rapids, Portland Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts showed his str
His teammates might have made the bigger news this past week, but Benny Feilhaber showed why he's just as deserving of a spot at the AT&T MLS All-Star Game as Matt Besler and Graham Zusi. His golazos against Columbus and LA led his team to two crucial wins as Sporting Kansas City bolstered their lead atop the Eastern Conference.
Before arriving in Kansas City for a Saturday game, Robbie Keane provided one of the best performances in MLS this season as the Galaxy trounced the Revolution on Wednesday night. The Irishman had two goals and two assist for the first time in his MLS career.
Who else earned a spot on the latest Team of the Week? Read on to find out.
GK: Donovan Ricketts (Portland Timbers) – Made seven big saves as the Timbers were able to break their four game winless streak on Friday night.
D: Igor Julião (Sporting Kansas City) – Was his usual dangerous self going forward but was also solid defensively in SKC's two 2-1 victories.
D: Doneil Henry (Toronto FC) – Pressed back into action after Steven Caldwell's injury, Henry was a leader along the backline as TFC drew two games.
D: Johnny Leverón (Vancouver Whitecaps) – Has become an essential part of the Whitecaps starting XI and helped the club earn another point at Rio Tinto.
D: Raymon Gaddis (Philadelphia Union) – Shot down Lloyd Sam on Wednesday and performed well again on Saturday as the Union had a four-point week.
M: Andrés Escobar (FC Dallas) – Nearly unplayable, racing up and down the wings and wreaking havoc as Dallas was able to oust the Revolution 2-0.
M: Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City) – Scored the game-winning goal at the death against Columbus and provided a highlight reel free kick against LA for his second goal of the week.
M: Perry Kitchen (D.C. United) – Broke up play defensively and was a fulcrum for United going forward as D.C. were able to end Chivas USA's four game winning streak.
M: Bernardo Añor (Columbus Crew) – Showed off his long range skills yet again with two goals from outside the box as Columbus beat Montreal 2-1.
F: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) – Had a virtuoso performance against New England on Wednesday with two goals and two assists as the Galaxy won 5-1. Added another goal on Saturday in a loss against SKC.
F: Conor Casey (Philadelphia Union) – Spearheaded the Union attack against New York, tallying a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win.
Coach: Oscar Pareja (FC Dallas) – Has got his team back on track after an eight game winless streak. Now all he has to do is get Mauro Díaz back in his early-season form.
Bench: Joe Bendik (Toronto FC), Danny O'Rourke (Portland Timbers), Moises Hernandez (FC Dallas), Sam Cronin (San Jose Earthquakes), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City), Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)