MLS team of the week: Benny Feilhaber and Krisztian Nemeth star for Sporting Kansas City

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The ex-Derby County midfielder and former Liverpool striker were two of the standout players in week 12 of MLS action.

GK – Evan Bush (Montreal Impact)

Seven saves helped earn Montreal just their second league win of the season in upsetting FC Dallas 2-1.

RB – Rafael Ramos (Orlando City SC)

The Portuguese Under-20 intentional is fast-proving one of the league’s top full-backs, recording three tackles, five interceptions and four clearances in Orlando’s 1-1 draw at the San Jose Earthquakes.

CB – Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact)

Bush’s Belgian teammate also proved crucial to Montreal’s win, making 10 clearances and five interceptions to help hold Dallas’ high-powered attack to one goal.

CB – Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City)

After a solid showing in SKC’s midweek win over New England, the US international put in a man of the match performance in the goalless draw at the Seattle Sounders, recording five tackles and seven clearances, as well as winning seven aerial duels.

LB – Fabinho (Philadelphia Union)

The Brazilian produced a brilliant run and cross to set up C.J. Sapong’s goal in the 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls, while also managing to keep Lloyd Sam in check throughout the match.

CM – Benoit Cheyrou (Toronto FC)

The former Marseille man was a rock in front of the back four as TFC beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 at BMO Field, recording three tackles, six interceptions, six clearances and even six dribbles.

CM – Lucas Pittinari (Colorado Rapids)

The Argentine scored his first MLS goal to earn the struggling Rapids a surprise 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps and offer fans some hope that a turnaround is afoot.

RW – David Accam (Chicago Fire)

One of Chicago’s big-name winter signings, the Ghana international’s second-half goal against the Columbus Crew provided the impetus for his side to go on to grab a 2-2 draw after looking dead and buried.

AM – Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City)

The American midfielder further underlined his MVP credentials in the 4-2 win over New England, scoring a spot-kick and setting up two goals to take his assist total for the season to a league-leading seven.

LW – Krisztian Nemeth (Sporting Kansas City)

Both of Feilhaber’s assists set up goals from the former Liverpool trainee, who has recovered from a slow start to the campaign to establish himself has a regular in SKC’s line-up.

ST – Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew SC)

The ex-Norwich and Middlesbrough forward also bagged a brace in week 12 to put himself at the top of the Golden Boot charts with nine goals in 11 games.

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