The former Sunderland striker and ex-Southampton forward headline our Week 28 line-up after both scoring braces in a frenzied 3-3 draw between Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls.
GK – Jake Gleeson (Portland Timbers)
The New Zealand international continued his breakout season with a seven-save performance to help the Timbers beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 at Providence Park.
CB – Raul Rodriguez (Houston Dynamo)
The Spanish centre-back produced a strong showing in Houston’s 1-0 win at Real Salt Lake, recording a match-leading 12 interceptions and five clearances to help stifle the hosts’ high-powered attack.
CB – Jared Watts (Colorado Rapids)
The utility man delivered a man-of-the-match display for the Rapids in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, making two tackles, four interceptions and six clearances.
CB – Jelle van Damme (LA Galaxy)
The burly Belgian was the Galaxy’s star man in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Sporting Kansas City, finishing the match with three tackles, seven interceptions and five clearances, while also blocking three shots.
RM – Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC)
The tricky winger recorded a goal and two assists in Crew SC’s 4-1 thrashing of Orlando City SC at Camping World Stadium, opening the scoring in the fourth minute before going on to set up both of Ola Kamara’s strikes.
CM – Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution)
The 24-year-old midfielder led the Revs to a 3-1 victory at the Montreal Impact on Saturday with an inspired performance, scoring either side of half-time after providing the assist for Kei Kamara’s first-minute opener.
CM – Michael Bradley (Toronto FC)
The US national team captain scored his first MLS goal of the season in Toronto’s 3-3 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Sunday night, as well as providing the assist for Jozy Altidore’s late equaliser.
LM – Darren Mattocks (Portland Timbers)
The pacey Jamaican got the better of Union right-back Keegan Rosenberry on Saturday night to set up both of Portland’s goals, in addition to recording three shots and completing three dribbles.
ST – Ola Kamara (Columbus Crew SC)
After supplying the assist for Finlay’s early opener at Orlando, Kamara eventually found the back of the net twice himself against Jason Kreis’ side, giving him 13 goals in 21 MLS appearances this season.
ST – Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
The former Manchester City and Southampton striker’s brace in Sunday’s draw at Toronto saw him become the first player in MLS history to record two regular season campaigns of 20 or more goals.
ST – Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC)
The ex-Sunderland striker made it eight goals in his last nine MLS appearances with a second-half brace against the Red Bulls, netting a sublime free-kick in the 69th-minute before making it 3-3 four minutes before stoppage-time.