Having key parts to play in the Portland Timbers' 5-2 victory over the LA Galaxy earned midfielder Yimmi Chara a spot on the MLS Team of the Week (Wk 21) with Jaroslaw Niezgoda grabbing a bench spot. Niezgoda scored a brace in the win with Chara tying an MLS record with four assists in the match. It was Chara's play that also earned Portland a penalty kick goal meaning the Colombian was involved in all five of the Timbers goals.
Team of the Week (4-3-3, right to left): Jimmy Maurer (DAL) - Bryan Reynolds (DAL), Aaron Long (RBNY), Ryan Hollingshead (DAL) - Julian Gressel (DC), Randall Leal (NSH), Emanuel Reynoso (MIN), Yimmi Chara (POR) - Raul Ruidiaz (SEA), Chris Wondolowski (SJ), Daryl Dike (ORL)
Coach: Chad Ashton (DC)
Bench: Jimmy Maurer (DAL) - Eddie Segura (LAFC), Jesus Medina (NYC), Roger Espinoza (SKC), Kacper Przybylko (PHI), Diego Rossi (LAFC), Jaroslaw Niezgoda (POR)
The Team of the Week presented by Audi is voted on by the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.