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SBI MLS Best XI: Week 26

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Los Angeles Galaxy put on a goal-scoring clinic last Friday in thrashing a 10-man Colorado Rapids side, and the headliners in that rout scored spots in the SBI MLS Best XI for Week 26.

Landon Donovan provided two goals and two assists to lead the charge for the Galaxy, ¬†while Gyasi Zardes notched two goals of his own to earn places on this week’s SBI MLS Best XI.

The two teams to post multi-win weeks also earned multiple player nods on Best XI, with the dynamic New England Revolution midfield tandem of Jermaine Jones and Lee Nguyen were joined by left back Darrius Barnes on the Best XI, while Zac MacMath and Sheanon Williams grabbed spots after helping lead the Philadelphia Union to a pair of shutout wins.

Here is the rest if the SBI MLS Best XI for Week 26:

SBI MLS BEST XI: Week 26

——–Giles Barnes—————Gyasi Zardes————–

————————-Lee Nguyen—————————–

Justin Meram——————————–Landon Donovan

———————–Jermaine Jones————————–

Darrius Barnes—————————–Sheanon Williams

————Chris Schuler——–Jamison Olave————–

————————-Zac MacMath————————–

HONORABLE MENTION

Bill Hamid, Jon Busch, Maurice Edu, Diego Valeri, Baggio Husidic, Obafemi Martins, Chris Wondolowski, Thierry Henry, Conor Casey.

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What did you think of this week’s selections? Who didn’t make the cut that you feel deserved a place on the team?

Share your thoughts below.

Comments

  1. Chris Wondolowski deserves at least to be mentioned. The Earthquakes are terrible these days, and yet Chris Wondolowski was still able to score two goals. It’s much easier to score when the team behind the “team of the week” positions is really good. A player is really good when he shows class in spite of the overall weakness of the team. Example: John Busch

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  2. Adding without comment:

    Diego Valeri, according to OPTA stats, created 12 chances in the last match he played. Since OPTA started tracking this stat in 2011 no single player has ever done more than 9 in a single match.

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  3. I am a New England Revolution supporter and would not agree with Darius Barnes. Jones has played three games so far but only in the last one (Chicago) did he really contribute much. In that game, he showed what he brings to the table. The other two, he was good but not special. Lee Nguyen not only deserves to be there but should also be player of the week too. He has scored 4 goals and 2 assists in the last 4 games. What more can one guy do?

    I hope JK is paying attention

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  4. Whoa, almost an all-American Best XI!! Look, I like MLS, but I’m a USMNT fan first, so the more Americans succeeding in our league, the better.

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