By IVES GALARCEP
It was an outstanding week for midfielders in the opening stanza of the MLS season, with midfield maestros leading the way in several week one victories.
Sporting Kansas City’s Graham Zusi and Houston’s Ricardo Clark were among the midfielders to shine, and both were honored for their performances by making the SBI MLS Best XI for Week One.
Zusi helped Sporting KC rally from an early deficit to post an emphatic 3-1 victory, while Clark drew a penalty kick, forced an own goal and finished off an insurance goal to lead the Houston Dynamo to a 2-0 victory vs. D.C. United.
Nobody had a better week than SBI MLS Player of the Week Mike Magee, who tallied a hat-trick, but Real Salt Lake’s Alvaro Saborio turned in a stellar outing of his own by notching two goals in a big road win.
Here is a look at the SBI MLS Best XI for Week One:
SBI MLS Best XI: Week One
HONORABLE MENTION– Bill Hamid, Brad Rusin, Aurelien Collin, Alessandro Nesta, Glauber, Omar Gonzalez, DeAndre Yedlin, Patrice Bernier, Juninho (LA), Will Johnson, Brad Evans, Dax McCarty, Darlington Nagbe, Kyle Beckerman, Federico Higuain, Joao Plata, Robbie Keane, Fabian Espindola, Claudio Bieler.
What did you think of this week’s selections? Who were you happy to see on the list? Who do you felt was a snub?
Share your thoughts below.