Sounders forward Chad Barrett, who scored twice in Seattle’s 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, was named the Major League Soccer Team of the Week on Monday, which Sigi Schmid was named the league Coach of the Week.
Seattle midfielder Gonzalo Pineda, who completed 93.5 percent of his game-high 107 passes, is on the bench.
Below is the MLS Team of the Week in full, summaries courtesy of the league website:
GK: Chris Konopka (Toronto FC) – Made seven saves, several of them breathtaking, to keep TFC in a game in which they were dominated for significant periods.
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D: London Woodberry (New England Revolution) – He set up Juan Agudelo’s goal and put in hard work both on and off the ball along the Revs’ right flank as they drew TFC 1-1.
D: Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) – Linked up well with Matt Hedges in the back, and played a steady, assured game to preserve a clean sheet against the Red Bulls.
D: Jordan Stewart (San Jose Earthquakes) – Kept Columbus’ wily attack at bay early, and bombed upfield to set up the Quakes’ winning goal in the second half as they finished off Crew SC 2-0.
M: Andres Romero (Montreal Impact) – Showed the form that made him a star during the Impact’s CCL run, scoring two goals in Montreal’s 4-1 romp over RSL.
M: Kaká (Orlando City SC) – Was mostly anonymous in Orlando City’s midweek game but was assertive, aggressive and wildly effective in Sunday’s match. He started the play for Orlando’s first goal, assisted on the second and drew/converted the PK for the third. It was perhaps the best game of the Brazilian’s MLS career thus far.
M: Calum Mallace (Montreal Impact) –Controlled the midfield against a disorganized RSL side, completing over 87 percent of his passes and registering two chances created.
M: Shea Salinas (San Jose Earthquakes) – Seems to be thriving in Dom Kinnear’s system, with his skill, ability to cut inside and defensive work in midfield resulting in a strong performance against Columbus.
F: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo) – Was a beast up top for Owen Coyle’s side, scoring twice in the Dynamo’s 3-1 win against Portland.
F: Chad Barrett (Seattle Sounders) – No Obafemi, no problem, as Barrett took his chances well, and scored his first brace in league play in five years as the Sounders beat the Whitecaps 2-0.
F: Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC) –Was mostly excellent in Sunday’s rout of LA. Great movement, solid possession play and a cool finish on his goal. Also provided a goal in Orlando City’s midweek loss to United.
Coach: Sigi Schmid (Seattle Sounders) – Showed up to Vancouver without one of his top two players and saw his team snuff out their rivals dangerous attack with relative ease.
Bench: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Felipe (New York Red Bulls), Gonzalo Pineda (Seattle Sounders), Brek Shea (Orlando City SC), David Villa (New York City FC)