In-form Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero put together one of the best games of the MLS season in an offensive outburst that was one of the best in a week that saw several outstanding attacking performances.
Montero's hat trick against Chivas USA highlighted a week in which San Jose's Alan Gordon and Simon Dawkins and Columbus' Federico Higuain and Jairo Arrieta all delivered multiple goals in victories, earning all five players spots on the SBI MLS Best XI as a result.
A pair of players played major supporting roles in creating those goals, with Seattle playmaker Mauro Rosales and San Jose left back Ramiro Corrales each coming up with three assists to help create the fireworks for their respective clubs.
It was not all about the attack in Week 25, though, as the Montreal Impact continued their winning ways by coming up with a vital clean-sheet victory over D.C. United. Former D.C. goalkeeper Troy Perkins came up big when tested, and mid-season left back signing Dennis Iapichino provided stout defense in front of him to earn weekly honors as well.
Here is this week's SBI MLS Best XI:
SBI MLS BEST XI (Week 25)
—-Alan Gordon———-Fredy Montero———-Jairo Arrieta——
Simon Dawkins———————————————Mauro Rosales
——-Ramiro Corrales—-Todd Dunivant——-Dennis Iapichino—
HONORABLE MENTION– Josh Saunders, Matteo Ferrari, Steven Smith, Chance Myers, Corey Ashe, Juninho, Felipe Martins, Terry Dunfield, Brad Evans, Tim Cahill, Marco Di Vaio