GK – Tim Melia (Sporting Kansas City)
An injury ruled Sporting KC’s No. 1 out of Sunday night’s 3-1 defeat at Orlando City after he had been stellar in midweek, having produced a seven-save performance to help Peter Vermes’ men earn a 0-0 draw in Portland.
CB – Bobby Burling (Colorado Rapids)
After Wednesday night’s 2-0 defeat at Vancouver, the 30-year-old stopper helped the Rapids get back on track against D.C. United on the weekend, complimenting a solid defensive performance with his second goal of the season in a 1-1 draw.
CB – Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
The US international managed to keep Didier Drogba in check during LA’s 0-0 home draw with the Montreal Impact, recording three tackles, 10 interceptions, seven clearances and two crucial blocks.
CB – Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United)
Burling’s goal against D.C. would have proved the winner had it not been for Birnbaum, who headed in a late equaliser to earn his side a valuable point on the road.
DM – Juninho (LA Galaxy)
The Brazilian managed to outshine midfield partner Steven Gerrard against Montreal, recording two key passes and 101 touches – 23 more than any other player, while also completing 92 per cent of his 87 passes.
DM – Michel (FC Dallas)
Dallas’ 2-1 victory over New York City FC at Toyota Stadium on Saturday saw the versatile Brazilian score straight from a corner seconds after setting up Tesho Akindele’s 45th-minute opener.
RW – Adrian Winter (Orlando City SC)
The Swiss summer signing stepped up in Kaka’s absence, bagging his first two MLS goals against Sporting KC to earn Orlando their first win since 1 August.
AM – Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)
The Red Bulls playmaker produced an assist and seven key passes in Friday’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire, as well as netting what proved to be the winner from the spot 20 minutes before time.
LW – Cristian Techera (Vancouver Whitecaps)
The Uruguayan winger may be small in stature but he came up with a big display against Colorado, grabbing a goal and assist to send the Canadian outfit back to the top of the Supporters’ Shield standings.
The former Norwich City and Middlesbrough striker became only the 15th player to score 20 goals in an MLS season when he netted two first-half strikes in the Crew’s 2-1 win at the Philadelphia Union. With five games left, his MVP odds are looking good.
Seattle looked to be heading for a 1-0 defeat at the San Jose Earthquakes until the ex-Newcastle United forward came up with a world class finish eight minutes from the end – his fifth goal in the past five games – to hand his side a share of the points.