If you have found yourself wondering just how much things have changed in MLS in this early part of the season, all you need to do is look at this week’s installment of the SBI MLS Best XI.
Players from Real Salt Lake, Colorado, Columbus and Toronto FC account for eight (Yes, eight) of the 11 slots in this week’s Best XI.
Real Salt Lake leads the way wtih the most players after its 4-0 manhandling of D.C. United. SBI player of the week Kyle Beckerman leads the way for Jason Kreis’ group.
Here is how the SBI MLS Best XI for Week Three shook out:
SBI MLS Best XI: Week Three
———–Landon Donovan—————-Guillermo Barros Schelotto—–
Robbie Rogers—————–Amado Guevara—————Arturo Alvarez
——————–Kyle Beckerman——–Nathan Sturgis———————
Jose Burciaga——————Bakary Soumare—————-Nat Borchers
HONORABLE MENTION: Jon Busch, Adrian Serioux, Michael Parkhurst, Dema Kovalenko, Robbie Findley
Not that tough to pick this group. I’m sure some will point to all of Donovan’s missed chances against Toronto, but the fact remains he took over the game at times and was playing on another level (misses aside).
The inclusion of Amado Guevara might surprise some but he was truly a steadying force in central midfield all game for Toronto, particularly in the second half, and his perfect long ball to Danny Dichio opened the scoring.
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