Down a goal on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes, Portland Timbers midfielder Rodney Wallace got busy in the second half netting a brace to help bring the Timbers a full three points and keep pace in the race for the final MLS Cup Playoff spot. It was a performance that earned the Costa Rican international on the MLS Team of the Week.
At the StubHub Center, Robbie Keane put away two classy goals against Toronto FC. The second one was a spectacular volley, hitting the ball perfecly out of the air and into the back of the net in a flash.
The next day Obafemi Martins scored a goal on each side of halftime as the Sounders rolled past the Colorado Rapids.
Who else earned a spot on the latest? Read on to find out.
GK: Bobby Shuttleworth (New England Revolution) A solid showing from the Revs ‘keeper, who made six saves – including a couple of huge ones – to help New England earn all three points against the Crew.
M: Matias Laba (Vancouver Whitecaps) – Had what amounted to a goal-saving tackle in the box, and disrupted Dallas’ attack all night.
F: Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) – Another efficient outing with a pair of goals against a defense that couldn’t keep up in Colorado. Has 17 goals on the season and is a sure-fire MVP nominee.
Coach: Jay Heaps (New England Revolution) – Came away with a crucial victory over Columbus in dreary conditions, and he has his two stars clicking.
Bench: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Davy Arnaud (D.C. United), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Sebastian Fernandez (Vancouver Whitecaps), Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)