In a busy week across MLS play, a Toronto FC forward stepped up to earn his side six points while one of the league’s big stars scores a sublime goal.
Here’s a look at the Best of MLS from this past week:
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
With two late game-winning goals in as many games, Tosaint Ricketts deserved plenty of credit for keeping Toronto FC’s six-game winning streak alive. After scoring two late goals to stun the Columbus Crew midweek, the forward fired another late winner in a 3-2 win over Minnesota United, earning SBI MLS Player of the Week honors.
Ricketts beat out the likes of Justin Meram and Romain Alessandrini for this week’s honors.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
For over a year, the New York Red Bulls continued to push an unbeaten run on home turf, but that run ended over the weekend due to a spectacular performance from the LA Galaxy. Mired in a funk from the start of the season, the Galaxy came into Red Bull Arena and thoroughly outplayed the hosts, earning a much-needed victory.
The Galaxy’s win deserves honors as SBI MLS Team of the Week over the likes of Toronto FC and the Philadelphia Union.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Julian Gressel has been a vital piece for Atlanta United throughout the start of the season, and on Sunday, he provided a big-time goal. The rookie midfielder fired his team’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw with the Timbers, earning SBI MLS Rookie of the Week recognition.
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Kaka’s spectacular touch and finish earned the Orlando City star SBI MLS Goal of the Week.