Gleeson, Ridgewell, Chara, TOTW, 6.3.16
Photos by Craig Mitchelldyer

2016 Team of the Week (Wk 14): Gleeson, Ridgewell and Chara part of defensive effort in win

There were only six games in Week 14, as MLS winds down for Copa America Centenario, but one team separated themselves with another win.

It says something about a team's defensive effort when a team is down to only ten men for a whole half and three of them make the MLS Team of the Week.

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson, defender Liam Ridgewell and midfielder Diego Chara were all part of the winning side in helping shut out the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Wednesday night. Gleeson had three saves, Ridgewell had seven clearances and Chara had four interceptions and three tackles all with their team playing down a man for the second half.

Check out the rest of the team below:

Week 14 Team of the Week

Player (Week 14 Audi Player Index Ranking)

GK: Jake Gleeson, POR (#29): 0 goals conceded, 3 saves
D: Keegan Rosenberry, PHI (#117): 81 touches, 3 tackles, 77% passing accuracy
D: Ike Opara, SKC (#31): 6 clearances, 2 interceptions, 78% passing accuracy
D: Liam Ridgewell, POR (#9): 1 goal, 7 clearances, 86% passing accuracy
D: Jimmy Medranda, SKC (#10): 4 shots, 2 chances created, 8 interceptions
M: Vincent Nogueira, PHI (#11): 1 goal, 4 tackles, 86% passing accuracy
M: Cristian Roldan, SEA (#136): 6 recoveries, 80% passing accuracy, 1 chance created
M: Diego Chara, POR (#145): 4 interceptions, 3 tackles, 78% passing accuracy
M: Chris Pontius, PHI (#2): 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 chances created
F: Ola Kamara, CLB (#6): 1 goal, 4 shots, 3/3 aerials won
F: Yura Movsisyan, RSL (#24): 1 goal, 2 shots, 3 ball recoveries

Bench: Bill Hamid, DC (#12); DaMarcus Beasley, HOU (#75); David Horst, HOU (#65); Ricardo Clark, HOU (#17); Tranquillo Barnetta, PHI (#7); Fabian Castillo, DAL (#46); Juan Manuel Martinez, RSL (#21)

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