Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe was all over the pitch in the second half of the Timbers' 1-0 win over NYC FC Sunday afternoon. He made key passes in attack and his dribble upfield helped set up Dairon Asprilla's game-winning goal in the 79th minute.
Nagbe’s 7 successful dribbles IN THE SECOND HALF on Sunday were the most any MLS player has had in a game in 2015. #RCTID— Chris Rifer (@ChrisRifer) April 20, 2015
Moreover, goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey's five saves and clean sheet earned him an honorable mention bench spot.
Read on to find out who else made the team:
GK: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders) - Was huge all night as he was under constant fire and was forced into eight saves in the Sounders' 3-1 win.
D: Pa Modou Kah (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) – Kendall Waston “looks” better, but Kah's stats were stronger Saturday night. Passed cleanly, made a number of important defensive plays and committed not a single foul as Vancouver posted a clean sheet at the RioT.
D: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo) – The veteran left back was good defensively and added a lot to the attack as well. D.C. United didn’t have many clear looks on goal – their only tally came off a free kick - and Beasley’s speed and positioning was a big part of that as the Dynamo left RFK with a point.
M: Teal Bunbury (New England Revolution) – Subbed on in the second half and changed the dynamic of the game. His movement on the right side helped pin Raymon Gaddis back, and Bunbury schooled him on the first goal with a slick nutmeg. His pass to Charlie Davies was also pinpoint. Bunbury's goal — the match-winner — was a product of a heart-busting run to get into the box and a smooth finish.
M: Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) – Played a big role in the deflected game-winner (see above) and was the Timbers' driving force during their best moments. Passed accurately (including four chances created), picked good spots to attack on the dribble and covered acres of ground.
M: Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders) – Twice gave the visiting Sounders the lead, once on a fantastic shot and a second time on an opportunistic goal that he did not give up on as they went on to finish off the Rapids, 3-1.
F: Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew SC) – Provided a sublime finish on his goal and wreaked havoc up front for Crew SC all night.
Coach: Jay Heaps (New England Revolution) – Made the right subs in the second half to take his team from a loss to a win on the road.
Bench: Adam Kwarasey (Portland Timbers), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Zach Pfeffer (Philadelphia Union), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders)