The MLS Week 19 fireworks exploded late Saturday night, with some of the league's most recognizable names putting forth the best performances of the week to earn SBI MLS Best XI recognition.
David Beckham marked his top performance of the season with two highlight-reel goals in Portland, and his goal tally was matched by fellow DP teammate Robbie Keane. A little bit down the West Coast, San Jose's Chris Wondolowski continued his push for another Golden Boot, notching a hat trick against Real Salt Lake to boost his goal total to 17.
Another pair of DPs make our Best XI as well. Fabian Castillo's goal and assist in Colorado helped FC Dallas snap a 13-game winless stretch, while new signing Oscar Boniek Garcia scored his first MLS goal for the Houston Dynamo in their rout of D.C. United. That game was also marked by an omnipresent performance by Geoff Cameron, who may have played his final game in MLS as his potential transfer to Stoke City continues to be negotiated.
Here is SBI's MLS Best XI for Week 19:
SBI MLS Best XI: Week 19
————–Chris Wondolowski————Robbie Keane——–
—Fabian Castillo—–David Beckham—-Oscar Boniek Garcia—-
———————-Dax McCarty——Geoff Cameron——————–
—–Jalil Anibaba——–Carlos Valdes——Jason Hernandez—-
HONORABLE MENTION: Jimmy Nielsen, Sean Franklin, Amobi Okugo, Matt Besler, Matt Hedges, Landon Donovan, Pavel Pardo, Luis Silva, Shea Salinas, Kei Kamara, Kris Boyd, Darren Mattocks
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