MLS team of the week: Tottenham-bound Yedlin and ex-Leeds man both feature

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DeAndre Yedlin and Robbie Rogers were among the star performers over the past set of MLS games, as the season enters its final week.

GK – Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

The veteran shot-stopper came off his midweek start for the US national team to put in his best performance of the season against the Portland Timbers, making several incredible saves in a 0-0 draw.

RB – DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders)

Up against Landon Donovan on the right flank, the soon-to-be Tottenham Hotspur defender kick-started Seattle’s comeback against LA at 2-0 down, setting up the first on the 69th-minute in a hard-fought 2-2 draw.

CB – Zach Loyd (FC Dallas)

Featuring at centre-back again on Saturday, the ever-versatile Loyd marshalled the Dallas back-line to help Oscar Pareja’s side claim a crucial 1-0 road win at Colorado.

CB – Steve Birnbaum (D. C. United)

Birnbaum continues to establish himself as a dark horse candidate for the Rookie of the Year award, with his dominant aerial performance against Chicago a crucial factor in a 2-1 win at RKF Stadium.

LB – Robbie Rogers (LA Galaxy)

The former attacker went into the book in the first-half after a late challenge on Seattle’s Brad Evans, but it was otherwise another fine outing from the man who has reinvented himself as a full-back this season.

RM – Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew)

The Crew’s in-form winger continued his hot streak with two assists in the 3-1 win at the Red Bulls to leapfrog their opponents into fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

CM – Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew)

The 21-year-old received the ultimate praise following the Crew’s win over New York, when opposition skipper and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry singled him out as the game's standout performer.

CM – Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

There’s no doubt he should be in MVP discussions after netting a brace and creating a number of chances in New England’s 2-1 comeback win over Houston.

LM – Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders)

Just three minutes after Clint Dempsey scored off Yedlin’s cross, the pacey Neagle levelled the match at StubHub to ensure Seattle and LA go into next weekend’s Supporters’ Shield decider level on points.

ST – Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders)

Martins didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet against LA, but had a hand in both of his side’s goals and gave the home side’s back-line constant trouble with his movement, pace and excellent passing.

ST – Aaron Schoenfeld (Columbus Crew)

The towering striker had his best game of the season at a perfect time, as two goals at either end of the match saw Gregg Berhalter’s side home.

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