Photo by Jane Gershovic/Jane G Photography
By IVES GALARCEP
Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins have been grabbing most of the headlines during the Seattle Sounders’ dream start to the 2014 season, but another player has been just as important to the fast start.
Chad Marshall has been a pillar in the back for the Soundres and has been everything Sigi Schmid could have hoped Marshall would be when he signed Marshall away from the Columbus Crew. Marshall’s latest performance, including his game-winning goal, helped him earn a spot on the SBI MLS Best XI for week nine.
There is plenty of Cascadia representation in this week’s Best XI, with young Vancouver Whitecaps speedster Kekuta Manneh joining Chilean playmaker Pedro Morales, while the Portland tandem of Diego Valeri and Futty Danso also made the squad.
Here is the rest of the SBI MLS Best XI for week nine:
SBI MLS Best XI (Week 9)
Joao Plata———Kekuta Manneh——–Giles Barnes
———Pedro Morales———Diego Valeri————-
Futty Danso———————————–Chris Klute
————Matt Besler——–Chad Marshall————
Clint Irwin, Erik Kronberg, Andrew Farrell, A.J. Soares, Drew Moor, Lee Nguyen, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Davis, Graham Zusi, Patrick Mullins, Alvaro Saborio, Will Bruin, Obafemi Martins, Thierry Henry
What did you think of this week’s selections? Who missed the cut that you feel should have been included? Who are you happy to see honored?
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