MLS team of the week: Robbie Keane and Didier Drogba show class is permanent

Robbie Keane

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker and Chelsea legend both starred in Week 10 of MLS action to earn spots in our line-up.

GK – Jake Gleeson (Portland Timbers)

The 25-year-old New Zealand international made more saves than any other goalkeeper has managed in an MLS game this season in Portland’s 2-1 loss at the Vancouver Whitecaps, stopping 11 shots to help keep the game closer than it should have been – even if he did make a mistake on one of the hosts' goals.

RB – Steven Beitashour (Toronto FC)

TFC marked their first game at the remodelled BMO Field with a 1-0 win over FC Dallas as Beitashour recorded three tackles, two interceptions, two clearances and blocked two shots help preserve the clean sheet.

CB – Ronald Zubar (New York Red Bulls)

The injury-plagued Frenchman silenced some of his critics in Friday night’s 1-1 draw at Orlando City SC with a commanding performance, making a game-leading eight tackles, eight clearances and winning seven aerial duels.

CB – Axel Sjoberg (Colorado Rapids)

The towering Swede came up with three interceptions and eight clearances as the Rapids beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park to go top of the Supporters’ Shield standings.

LB – Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC)

The speedy Costa Rican set up Khiry Shelton’s strike in NYCFC’s 2-0 victory at D.C. United, while also recording five tackles and three dribbles over the course of the 90 minutes.

CM – Erik Friberg (Seattle Sounders)

The second Swede in our line-up, Friberg was making his first start since 12 March in Seattle’s clash with the San Jose Earthquakes but showed little sign of rust in helping Sigi Schmid’s men pick up a 2-0 win.

As well as setting up Clint Dempsey’s opener with one of his three key passes, the 30-year-old midfielder recorded two dribbles, four tackles and four interceptions as he and Osvaldo Alonso dominated the centre of the park.

RW – Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)

The US international grabbed two assists in LA’s 4-2 home win over the New England Revolution, teeing up Robbie Keane both times with some fantastic work from the flank.

AM – Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids)

The former Revs midfielder scored Colorado’s winner against RSL to give him three goals in his first four appearances for the club.

LW – Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact)

The Argentine playmaker bagged a brace at Columbus Crew SC on Saturday night as Montreal came back from 3-1 down after 53 minutes to snatch a 4-4 draw deep into stoppage time.

ST – Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)

The Galaxy skipper was playing in his first game since undergoing knee surgery in late March and marked his return with a first-half brace to help extend LA’s unbeaten run to seven games.

ST – Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact)

The former Chelsea striker didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet against Columbus but he did provide the assists for Piatti’s first goal and Dominic Oduro’s last-gasp equaliser.

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