Week 18 of the MLS season saw several fantastic performances, including Sporting KC’s important home win against New York City FC, while FC Dallas its winning streak with a spectacular overhead finish.
Meanwhile, the Colorado Rapids earned an impressive result of their own thanks to a late stoppage time equalizer on the road.
Here is a look at the week’s best in MLS for Week 18, as chosen by SBI staff:
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
The Colorado Rapids appeared to be down and out against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, but Kevin Doyle‘s late assist helped the Rapids preserve a draw and extend the team’s unbeaten streak to 13. Doyle had pulled the Rapids level earlier in the match, scoring his fourth goal of the season.
Philadelphia Union attacker Ilsinho, Portland Timbers keeper Jake Gleeson and Sporting KC’s Benny Feilhaber were also in the running for this week’s Player of the Week honors.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Sporting KC ended NYCFC’s four-game winning streak on Sunday, winning 3-1 at home behind a strong performance from Feilhaber. The Philadelphia Union also looked impressive in their 3-0 win against D.C. United, while the LA Galaxy turned in a strong showing against the Seattle Sounders.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
While D.C. United’s attack didn’t manage many chances on Saturday night, Keegan Rosenberry continued his impressive rookie campaign for the Philadelphia Union in the team’s blowout result.
Meanwhile, Toronto FC’s Tsubasa Endoh, NYCFC midfielder Jack Harrison and Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Campbell each put in solid shifts over the weekend.
GOAL OF THE WEEK
FC Dallas forward Maxi Urruti was the clear winner with his fantastic bicycle-kick winner against the San Jose Earthquakes.
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