By IVES GALARCEP
The Real Salt Lake team that won the 2009 MLS Cup and put together a run of some of the most attractive soccer in league history has been dismantled, but the efforts of several members of that team provided a reminder of just how good that RSL team was.
Four current and former members of the 2009 MLS Cup-winning RSL team made SBI MLS Team of the Week for Week 12. Current RSL players Ned Grabavoy and Chris Wingert played key rolls in their team’s 4-1 thrashing of Chivas USA. Two former RSLers who were traded away last winter, Jamison Olave and Will Johnson, were both instrumental in helping their new teams earn key results.
New England posted one of the better team efforts last weekend, beating Houston at BBVA Compass Stadium, and the Revs’ shutout was pulled off thanks to the outstanding work of teammates Jose Goncalves and Andrew Farrell. Goncalves has been playing like an MLS Newcomer of the Year contender while Farrell has done his part to show why New England traded up to make him the first player chosen in the 2013 MLS Draft.
Here is a the SBI MLS Best XI for Week 12:
SBI MLS Best XI: Week 12
———Eddie Johnson————–Landon Donovan———
———Ned Grabavoy——————-Camilo Sanvezzo-—-
—————Tim Cahill———Will Johnson——————
Chris Wingert———————————-Andrew Farrell
—————Jamison Olave——Jose Goncalves————
Bobby Shuttleworth, Luis Robles, Drew Moor, Ike Opara, Brad Evans, Graham Zusi, Lee Nguyen, Diego Fagundez, Javier Morales, Michel Pereira, Kyle Beckerman, Shalrie Joseph, Diego Chara, Lamar Neagle, Federico Higuain.