The 2019 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target is upon us, but before the brightest stars headed to Orlando we had an exciting Week 21 of the 2019 MLS regular season, as reflected in the Team of the Week presented by Audi.
Leading the way is Portland Timbers midfielder Cristhian Paredes who scored two goals in the team's 4-0 thrashing of the LA Galaxy. Teammate Diego Valeri's goal and assist performance earned him a spot on the bench. Portland head coach Giovanni Savarese is named as coach after having directed his team to a six-game unbeaten streak – seven across all competitions.
Team of the Week: Pedro Santos (CLB), Valeri "Vako" Qazaishvili (SJ), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Lassi Lappalainen (MTL), Eduard Atuesta (LAFC), Cristhian Paredes (POR), Alexander Ring (NYC), Nouhou Tolo (SEA), Antonio Delamea (NE), Zachary Brault-Guillard (MTL), Jesse Gonzalez (DAL)
Coach: Giovanni Savarese (POR)
Bench: Vito Mannone (MIN), Nick Lima (SJ), Everton Luiz (RSL), Carles Gil (NE), Diego Valeri (POR), Nick DeLeon (TOR), Orji Okwonkwo (MTL)
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The Team of the Week presented by Audi is voted on by the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.