MLS team of the week: LA Galaxy duo Sebastian Lletget and Robbie Rogers feature

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The ex-West Ham United midfielder and former Leeds United man both impressed in week 15 of MLS action, as Spain and Barcelona legend David Villa also made his mark.

GK – Bobby Shuttleworth (New England Revolution)

Four saves and a clean sheet helped the Revs beat the Chicago Fire 2-0 and end their six-game winless streak in the process.

RB – R.J. Allen (New York City FC)

The right-back recorded four tackles, two interceptions, three dribbles, four crosses and two key passes as NYCFC put together their first-ever winning streak with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact.

CB – Aurelien Collin (Orlando City SC)

Nine interceptions and seven clearances were crucial to ensuring that Orlando held out for a 1-0 home win over Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United.

CB – Emanuel Pogatetz (Columbus Crew SC)

The former Middlesbrough and West Ham United defender helped restrict the visiting LA Galaxy to one goal with six interceptions and eight clearances in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at MAPFRE Stadium.

LB – Robbie Rogers (LA Galaxy)

The ex-Leeds United man returned from a five-game absence to set up Sebastian Lletget’s 14th-minute opener against his former club, while also looking as dangerous as ever on the left wing.

CM – Kwadwo Poku (New York City FC)

The Ghanaian midfielder was on the pitch for just 15 minutes against Montreal but made his impact felt, setting up fellow substitute Mix Diskerud’s strike before grabbing his first MLS goal.

CM – Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy)

The former West Ham United midfielder also opened his MLS account on the weekend on his first start for the MLS Cup holders since arriving last month from across the Atlantic.

RW – Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders)

A second-half opener in Seattle’s 3-0 home win over Western Conference rivals FC Dallas helped push the club to the top of the Supporters’ Shield standings with 29 points from 15 games.

AM – Federico Higuain (Columbus Crew SC)

Gonzalo’s US-based brother cancelled out Lletget’s strike with a second-half equaliser to hand Gregg Berhalter’s side a share of the points.

LW – Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution)

The homegrown attacker has struggled to hold down a spot in the line-up of late but marked Saturday’s win over Chicago with an early Goal of the Year contender.

FW – David Villa (New York City FC)

Injuries have so far seen NYCFC’s skipper make a slow start to life in MLS but he showed his timeless class against Montreal with his fourth goal of the season and the assist for Poku’s late finish.

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