MLS team of the week: ex-Liverpool and Manchester City strikers come up with the goods

Bradley Wright-Phillips put his name in the history books on the final weekend of the regular-season, while Florent Sinama-Pongolle opened his MLS goalscoring account.

GK – Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)

Made several huge saves against Houston as his side picked up a late 2-1 win to end their season on.

RB – Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers)

The promising Jamaican somehow managed to keep Dallas duo Fabian Castillo and Andres Escobar quiet on the weekend, as Portland claimed a 2-0 win to keep their post-season hopes alive for a few hours.

CB – Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps)

The imposing Costa Rican grabbed the lone goal in Vancouver’s 1-0 home win over Colorado, sending them through to the post-season at Portland’s expense.

CB – Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders)

Kept the LA Galaxy frustrated for 90 minutes on the weekend, as a crucial 2-0 home victory sealed Seattle the Supporters’ Shield. Now has to be considered one of the front-runners for the MLS Defender of the Year honours award.

LB – Waylon Francis (Columbus Crew)

Another Costa Rican, Francis showed in the Crew’s 2-1 win over Philadelphia that he might just be the best left-back in MLS.

RM – Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers)

Grabbed his long-awaited first goal of the season as his creative instincts proved the crucial difference in the win at Dallas.

CM – Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

Nguyen notched his 18th goal of the season and ninth game-winner in the 1-0 victory over Toronto to guarantee his name will be in the MVP discussions when the time comes to vote.

LM – Marco Pappa (Seattle Sounders)

Was on the pitch for just 17 minutes against LA, but his two goals ensured the Sounders won the Supporters’ Shield over their Western Conference rivals.

ST – Florent Sinama-Pongolle (Chicago Fire)

Brought an immediate spark to the Chicago side after coming on for the last 36 minutes, grabbing his first-ever MLS goal to send his side into the offseason on a positive note.

ST – Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)

Put his name in the history books, netting a brace in the 2-0 win at Sporting KC to tie Roy Lassiter and Chris Wondolowski for the all-time MLS single season scoring mark at 27 goals.

ST – Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)

The retiring striker bowed out with a fine goal in the 1-1 draw with D.C. United to cap what’s been an excellent career.

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