MLS team of the week: Ex-Southampton and Charlton striker Bradley Wright-Phillips leads the line

The New York Red Bulls ace added another goal and assist to his collection in week four.

GK – Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

The LA Galaxy might have been without both captain Robbie Keane and Gyasi Zardes when they visited RFK Stadium but Hamid still had to make five crucial saves to ensure Ben Olsen’s men would be able to grab a last-gasp 1-0 win.

RB – Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers)

Despite a 1-0 defeat at the Vancouver Whitecaps, Powell proved a menace down the right flank, while also putting in a solid defensive shift with four tackles, five interceptions, two clearances and two blocked shots.

CB – Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City)

Opara grabbed his second goal of the season at New York City FC, as well as putting in a huge defensive shirt to help his side to a 1-0 win. With nine interceptions, 13 clearances and nine won aerial duels on the weekend, there’s a strong argument to make that he’s the league’s top in-form defender.

CB – Adailton (Chicago Fire)

The Brazilian grabbed the lone goal of the match against the visiting Philadelphia Union to give the Fire their first win of the season, as well as recording two tackles, three interceptions and seven clearances.

LB – Chris Tierney (New England Revolution)

The man with the best left foot in MLS lived up to his reputation in the 2-1 home win over the San Jose Earthquakes, creating five chances and hitting a man with five of his eight crosses.

CM – Matt Polster (Chicago Fire)

Polster was considered somewhat of a reach when the Fire selected him seventh overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft but the rookie showed in the win over the Union that he might be a potential steal, completing 83.3% of his 48 passes and making three tackles, two interceptions and four clearances.

CM – Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew)

Tchani couldn’t prevent the Crew falling to a 2-1 home defeat to the New York Red Bulls but his goalscoring performance still underlined his importance to Gregg Berhalter’s side.

RW – Harry Shipp (Chicago Fire)

Despite all their big-name offseason additions, it’s still homegrown Shipp who’s the brightest star in the Fire line-up. As well as setting up Adailton’s headed winner with a pinpoint free-kick, the Illinois-native also made five key passes on the afternoon.

AM – Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)

Morales might have turned 35 but he shows no signs of slowing down, setting up both goals in Salt Lake’s 2-1 win over Toronto FC at Rio Tinto Stadium.

LW – Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution)

The Revolution got over their slow start to 2015 against the Earthquakes thanks to Rowe’s brace, as the emerging midfielder’s two-goal outing sealed the 2014 MLS Cup runners-up their first three points of the season.

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

Wright-Phillips continues to prove that his stellar 2014 campaign was no fluke, as a goal, assist and four key passes saw the Red Bulls leave Columbus with all three points.

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