MLS team of the week: Frank Lampard and Mike Grella star in the Big Apple

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The ex-Chelsea midfielder and former Leeds United attacker both feature in our Week 15 line-up along with the likes of David Villa and Bill Hamid.

Mike Grella

GK – Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

The 25-year-old keeper produced a strong display in United’s 0-0 draw at the Houston Dynamo, making four saves to help preserve the clean sheet and secure his side a point on the road.

RB – Saad Abdul-Salaam (Sporting Kansas City)

The second-year defender showed his promise in SKC’s 2-0 win over FC Dallas on Sunday by racking up six tackles, two clearances and a match-leading seven interceptions.

CB – London Woodberry (New England Revolution)

The former FC Dallas defender headed home the opener in New England’s 2-1 win at the Vancouver Whitecaps, while also making three tackles, three interceptions and five clearances.

CB – Drew Moor (Toronto FC)

As well as scoring the only goal of the game in Saturday’s clash with the LA Galaxy, the Toronto centre-back also recorded four interceptions, eight clearances and won four aerial duels.

MLS: LA Galaxy at Toronto FC

LB – Connor Lade (New York Red Bulls)

The New Jersey native put in a big performance in the Red Bulls’ 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders, making three tackles, three interceptions, four clearances and an impressive last-gasp block to help earn the hosts their fifth straight shutout win in all competitions.

CM – Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls)

The Red Bulls skipper completed 90 percent of his match-high 88 passes against Seattle, in addition to notching three tackles, one interception and blocking a shot.

CM – Frank Lampard (New York City FC)

The former Chelsea star marked his first start of the season with the opening goal in NYCFC’s 3-2 home win over the Philadelphia Union, as well as winning four tackles. His performance even earned him a standing ovation when he was withdrawn 15 minutes from the end.

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RW – Shea Salinas (San Jose Earthquakes)

Salinas played the role of super sub in San Jose’s 2-2 draw at Orlando City SC on Saturday night, coming off the bench for the last 30 minutes to set up Chad Barrett’s goal and net a stoppage-time equaliser.

AM – Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City)

The ex-Derby County midfielder set up Lawrence Olum’s opener and converted a penalty in the first half against Dallas to secure Sporting KC just their second win in 11 games.

LW- Mike Grella (New York Red Bulls)

The former Leeds United forward strengthened his case to make the All-Star Game this summer with a clinical performance against Seattle, netting both goals to take his season total to six.

ST- David Villa (New York City FC)

The Spanish striker netted his 11th strike of the season in NYCFC’s win over the Union to give him a two-goal lead over Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi in the Golden Boot race.

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at New York City FC

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