By IVES GALARCEP
It was a good week for U.S. Men’s National Team stars in MLS, and a good week for international midfielders as well.
Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey turned in standout performances last weekend to lead their teams to important results, and earn their places in the SBI MLS Best XI for Week Five. Bradley’s virtuoso effort in midfield helped lead Toronto FC to a big win at Columbus while Dempsey’s hat trick helped Seattle pull off a stunning comeback against the Portland Timbers.
Most other weeks, Diego Chara’s efforts for Portland in that draw would have good enough for SBI MLS Player of the Week (which went to Dempsey). Chara’s two stunning goals and outstanding play in central midfield was key to the Timbers putting on a show on Saturday. Jose Mari also delivered a brace for his team, including the best goal in the league in Week Five.
Here is a rundown of all the players who made SBI MLS Best XI for Week Five:
SBI MLS Best XI (Week Five)
———–Robbie Keane—————Clint Dempsey—————
Jose Mari————–Michael Bradley———JeVaughn Watson
Seth Sinovic—-Matt Hedges—-Bradley Orr——-Chris Schuler
Luis Robles, Clint Irwin, Matt Besler, Nat Borchers, DeAndre Yedlin, Marc Burch, Felipe Martins, Jonny Steele, Mauro Diaz, Landon Donovan, Kyle Bekker, Dillon Powers, Wil Trapp, Pedro Morales, Obafemi Martins, Darren Mattocks.
What did you think of this week’s selections? Who made our Best XI that you were happy to see honored? Who didn’t make the cut that you feel was deserving?
Share your thoughts below.