MLS team of the week: Frank Lampard and David Villa keep scoring

MLS: D.C. United at New York City FC

The former Chelsea midfielder and ex-Barcelona striker both make our Week 26 line-up after guiding New York City FC to a 3-2 win over D.C. United on Thursday night.

MLS: D.C. United at New York City FC

GK – Brian Rowe (LA Galaxy)

The Galaxy keeper made seven stops in Saturday’s clash with Columbus Crew SC, including a penalty save, as Bruce Arena’s men beat last season’s MLS Cup runners-up 2-1 to snap a six-game winless run.

RB – Robbie Rogers (LA Galaxy)

The former Leeds United man also impressed in LA’s win over Crew SC, recording four interceptions and forcing the turnover that led to Giovani dos Santos’ game-winning goal eight minutes from time.

CB – Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas)

The 23-year-old defender scored his third goal of the season in Dallas’ 3-1 victory over the Portland Timbers, along with making three interceptions and a game-high seven clearances.

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CB – Joao Meira (Chicago Fire)

The Portuguese centre-back recorded three tackles, two interceptions and eight clearances in the Fire’s 3-0 home win over the Philadelphia Union, while also blocking a shot and completing 30 of his 35 passes.

LB- Chris Tierney (New England Revolution)

Tierney was one of the Revs’ standout players in Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over the Colorado Rapids, netting his side’s second goal and managing to keep Sebastien Le Toux quiet for the 90 minutes.

DM – Victor Ulloa (FC Dallas)

As well as scoring against the Timbers, Ulloa also recorded a game-high 86 touches and completed 67 of his 71 passes – five of which were long balls.

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CM – Gershon Koffie (New England Revolution)

The Ghanaian midfielder set up Juan Agudelo’s opening goal against Colorado, in addition to blocking two shots and making two interceptions.

CM – Frank Lampard (New York City FC)

The Chelsea legend was the driving force behind NYCFC’s 3-2 win over D.C. United at Yankee Stadium, netting a brace in the final five minutes to give him 11 goals in his last 13 appearances.

AM – Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas)

The Argentine playmaker scored a penalty and notched his 11th assist of the season in Saturday’s home game against the Timbers, strengthening his case for the MVP award in the process.

ST – Michael de Leeuw (Chicago Fire)

The Dutchman scored for the second consecutive game and set up another goal to help the Fire beat the Union on Saturday, moving them within six points of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot.

ST – David Villa (New York City FC)

The former Barcelona star remains tied at the top of the Golden Boot standings with New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips after netting his 17th goal of the season in Thursday night’s win over D.C. United.

MLS: D.C. United at New York City FC

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