MLS team of the week: Benny Feilhaber and Jozy Altidore lead the way

Jozy Altidore

The former Derby County midfielder and ex-Sunderland striker both bagged braces in week eight of MLS action.

GK – Joe Bendik (Toronto FC)

Kaka-led Orlando City couldn’t find a way past the TFC keeper on Sunday night, as four saves and a clean sheet helped the Canadian club seal a 2-0 win at the Citrus Bowl.

RB – Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers)

While the Timbers suffered a 1-0 defeat at Pacific Northwest rivals Seattle, Powell’s defensive performance was an obvious bright spot, as the Jamaica international recorded four tackles, seven interceptions and eight clearances over the 90 minutes.

CB – Bobby Boswell (D.C. United)

D.C. found themselves a goal down just two minutes into their match at the Vancouver Whitecaps but Boswell’s headed equaliser seven minutes later provided the impetus for the visitors to go on to claim a statement-making 2-1 win.

CB – Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders)

The versatile US international has received his fair share of criticism since making the switch to centre-back this season but he was a rock in Seattle’s win over Portland, ensuring that fellow defender Chad Marshall’s absence didn’t cost his side.

LB – Chris Tierney (New England Revolution)

The man with the deadliest left foot in MLS made his mark with his right one on the weekend, opening the scoring in New England’s comfortable 4-0 home win over Real Salt Lake.

CM – Matt Polster (Chicago Fire)

Selected seventh overall in the 2015 SuperDraft, Polster was considered somewhat of a reach at the time but his performances over the first eight weeks of the season have since made him look like a bargain pick.

In fact, after another impressive performance in Friday night’s 1-0 home win over New York City FC, there's a strong argument to make that he's even the current Rookie of the Year frontrunner.

CM – Scott Caldwell (New England Revolution)

It took the Homegrown midfielder 63 games to grab his first MLS goal, as he finished off the scoring and had an assist in the rout of Salt Lake.

RW – Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew)

The Crew winger was touted for a potential US national team call-up following his 2014 breakout and a brace and assist in his side’s 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Union will have done wonders for his cause.

AM – Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City)

The ex-Derby County midfielder bagged two equalisers in the final 10 minutes of SKC’s thrilling 4-4 draw at the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, the first from the spot and the second a dramatic long-range effort in stoppage time.

LW – Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution)

The third Revolution player in the line-up, Agudelo took a match-leading six shots and finished with a goal and assist during his side’s comprehensive win over Salt Lake.

ST – Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC)

The former Sunderland striker became the first MLS player to record two multi-goal games this season on Sunday night, bagging a brace to help Toronto FC down Orlando City.

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