MLS team of the week: Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sebastian Giovinco produce the goods

Sebastian Giovinco

The New York Red Bulls striker and Toronto FC forward both feature in our Week 8 line-up alongside the likes of Fraser Aird, Sacha Kljestan and Mike Grella.

GK – David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes)

The 26-year-old continued his strong start to the season in Sunday’s clash with Sporting Kansas City, pulling off five saves to earn a clean sheet and help the Earthquakes secure a narrow 1-0 win.

RB – Fraser Aird (Vancouver Whitecaps)

The Rangers loanee did an excellent job of limiting Fabian Castillo’s impact in Vancouver’s 3-0 home win over FC Dallas, recording three tackles and four clearances in the process. After eight games, he's starting to look much more comfortable at right-back.

CB – Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes)

Like Bingham, Bernardez also played a key role in San Jose’s victory over Sporting KC, making three tackles, seven clearances and a team-leading five interceptions.

CB – Drew Moor (Toronto FC)

Moor produced a resolute performance in Toronto’s match at the Didier Drogba-led Montreal Impact, racking up 10 interceptions, four clearances and blocking a shot as the visitors ran out 2-0 winners.

LB – Jordan Harvey (Vancouver Whitecaps)

As well as scoring his first goal of the season against Dallas, the veteran defender also made four interceptions, five clearances, one tackle and won four aerial duels.

CM – Will Johnson (Toronto FC)

The Canadian midfielder set up Sebastian Giovinco’s second goal at Montreal, while also recording five tackles, four interceptions and completing 46 of his 51 passes – eight of which were long balls.

CM – Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls)

Kljestan racked up 10 key passes and two assists on Sunday night’s game against Orlando City SC as the Red Bulls came from behind to win 3-2 and snap a four-game losing streak.

RW – Emmanuel Boateng (LA Galaxy)

The pacey winger grabbed his first MLS goal and two assists on Friday night to help the Galaxy end RSL’s unbeaten start with a 5-2 thumping at the StubHub Center.

AM – Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC)

The diminutive Italian gave Toronto the lead from the spot in the first half against the Impact before securing the three points 10 minutes from the end with his sixth goal of the season.

LW – Mike Grella (New York Red Bulls)

The former Leeds United forward sparked New York’s comeback against Orlando into life on Sunday night, netting a 65th-minute equaliser before setting up Bradley Wright-Phillips to give the hosts the lead just four minutes later.

ST – Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)

The ex-Manchester City man rediscovered his scoring boots in Sunday’s victory, netting his first two goals of the season in the space of just six second-half minutes.

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