MLS team of the week: Lampard and Drogba prove class is permanent

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The Chelsea legends join the likes of Sebastian Giovinco in our Week 29 line-up.

GK – Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders)

The Swiss keeper made eight saves in Seattle’s 3-0 win at the Vancouver Whitecaps to put his season total past the 100 mark.

RB – Eric Miller (Montreal Impact)

After a solid display in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at the San Jose Earthquakes, the 22-year-old full-back was even more impressive on the weekend, recording nine interceptions and five tackles to help his side beat the New England Revolution 3-0 at Stade Saputo.

CB – Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders)

While Frei certainly impressed against Vancouver, Marshall was equally solid, making nine interceptions, four tackles and three clearances to help his teammate earn the clean sheet.

CB – Damien Perrinelle (New York Red Bulls)

The Frenchman helped Jesse Marsch’s men bounce back from the 2-1 defeat to the Revolution in midweek against the Portland Timbers, as he notched a first-half goal along with 10 clearances and seven interceptions during a 2-0 road win.

LB – Fabinho (Philadelphia Union)

Sunday night’s 2-0 home victory over the Houston Dynamo saw the Union’s Brazilian full-back set up C.J. Sapong’s second-half strike, as well as produce five dribbles, five crosses, two tackles, two interceptions and three clearances.

CM – Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City)

The former Derby County man strengthened his MVP candidacy on Friday night, scoring a free-kick and spot-kick in a 3-1 win over FC Dallas to give him a career-high 10 goals on the season.

CM – Frank Lampard (New York City FC)

The Chelsea legend finally opened his MLS account in Wednesday night’s 2-0 victory over Toronto with a trademark finish from the edge of the box, before adding an assist in the weekend’s 3-2 win over San Jose.

CM – Ned Grabavoy (New York City FC)

Lampard’s first MLS assist happened to be for his midfield teammate, who bagged a second-half brace in the San Jose clash to help keep NYCFC’s faint post-season hopes alive.

AM – Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC)

TFC’s Italian No. 10 looks the likeliest to beat Feilhaber to the MVP award at this stage, as he made it 19 goals and 14 assists for the season in his side’s 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids with a brace and killer cross to set up Damien Perquis’ first-half header.

ST – Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake)

RSL shocked the LA Galaxy on Saturday night thanks to their burly striker, who struck either side of half-time to help his side beat the MLS Cup favourites 3-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

ST – Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact)

After being rested for the draw in San Jose, the former Chelsea forward returned with aplomb for the New England clash, netting a fine free-kick on the hour before setting up his side’s third and final goal with a cool pass.

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