MLS team of the week: Kaka leads the way in Orlando City win

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The Brazilian playmaker headlines our Week 5 line-up after returning from injury to inspire Orlando to a statement-making win over reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers.

GK – Bobby Shuttleworth (New England Revolution)

The 28-year-old stopper produced a five-save performance in Friday’s home clash with the New York Red Bulls to earn a clean sheet and secure the Revs a hard-fought 1-0 win.

RB – Robbie Rogers (LA Galaxy)

The Galaxy full-back recorded five tackles, four interceptions and five key passes as Bruce Arena’s depleted side earned a 0-0 draw at the Vancouver Whitecaps.

CB – Johan Kappelhof (Chicago Fire)

The Dutch defender made five clearances, three interceptions and blocked two shots to help the Fire pick up their first win of the season with a 1-0 shutout against the Philadelphia Union.

CB – Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake)

The highly-rated 19-year-old started Saturday’s match at Sporting Kansas City with Jamison Olave suspended and showed his promise, opening the scoring with a set-piece header and putting in a strong defensive shift to help RSL earn a 2-1 win.

LB – Brek Shea (Orlando City SC)

The former Stoke City man scored a first-half stunner in Sunday night’s clash with the Portland Timbers as Adrian Heath’s men thumped the MLS Cup holders 4-1 at the Citrus Bowl.

CM – Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders)

The tenacious midfielder proved central to Seattle’s 1-0 home win over the Montreal Impact, completing 66 of his 71 passes and making a match-leading nine tackles.

CM – Luke Mulholland (Real Salt Lake)

The Englishman’s first start of the season at Sporting KC saw him netting a stunning long-range blast 11 minutes from time that proved to be the winning goal.

RW – Kevin Molino (Orlando City SC)

The tricky Trinidadian winger earned and converted a second-half penalty in the win over Portland, while also recording five shots, five dribbles and even seven tackles.

AM – Kaka (Orlando City SC)

The Brazilian superstar was making his first appearance of the season against Portland after recovering from a thigh strain but showed no signs of rust, setting up two first-half goals and scoring another four minutes after the break to send Orlando to the top of the Eastern Conference with eight points from their first four games.

LW – Joao Plata (Real Salt Lake)

As well as setting up Glad’s opener in the win over SKC, the diminutive Ecuadorian created eight chances and recorded 10 ball recoveries.

ST – Luis Solignac (Colorado Rapids)

With Kevin Doyle out injured, the 25-year-old Argentine stepped up to score the only goal of the game in side’s home clash with Toronto FC – his first in MLS after 18 appearances.

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