The Philadelphia Union midfielder and Sounders striker both feature in our Week 29 line-up along with the likes of David Villa and Mauro Manotas.
GK – Chris Seitz (FC Dallas)
Seitz’s four-save display helped Dallas draw 0-0 at Real Salt Lake on Saturday night to give them a five-point lead in the Supporters’ Shield standings going into their final three regular season games.
RB – Chris Duvall (New York Red Bulls)
The 25-year-old full-back set up Daniel Royer’s second-half strike in Saturday’s 1-0 home win over the Montreal Impact as the Red Bulls clinched a spot in the postseason for the seventh straight campaign.
CB – Kevin Ellis (Sporting Kansas City)
The homegrown defender’s 81st-minute goal earned Sporting KC a 2-1 win at the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night to maintain their five-point cushion in the Western Conference’s playoff race.
CB – Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas)
Zimmerman further strengthened his case for the Defender of the Year award with another strong performance in the draw at RSL, recording three tackles, four clearances and four interceptions. He also won four aerial duels over the course of the night and made an incredible last-ditch challenge to stop Olmes Garcia getting through on goal just before the half-time interval.
LB – Taylor Kemp (D.C. United)
Kemp proved key to D.C. United’s 4-1 thrashing of Orlando City SC on Saturday night, helping set up three goals as Ben Olsen’s men jumped ahead of the New England Revolution into sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
CM – Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders)
The “Honey Badger” was one of several Seattle players who starred in Sunday’s 4-2 victory at the LA Galaxy, scoring a stunning 78th-minute strike and completing 63 of his 66 passes.
RW – Khiry Shelton (New York City FC)
The 23-year-old recorded three assists on Friday night as NYCFC clinched their first-ever playoff appearance with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire at Yankee Stadium.
AM – Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union)
The former Rangers midfielder opened the scoring in the Union’s 1-1 draw at Toronto FC with his first goal since joining the club from Nantes this past summer, receiving a pass from Fabian Herbers on the edge of the box before sending a delicate chip over the head of retreating goalkeeper Clint Irwin.
LW – Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders)
The 21-year-old US international broke the record for the most goals by an American-born rookie in Seattle’s win over LA, netting a second-half brace to give him 12 goals in 29 appearances this season.
ST – Mauro Manotas (Houston Dynamo)
The 21-year-old Colombian produced a breakthrough performance on Saturday night to give Houston 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers, opening the scoring with a spot-kick before going on to add two more goals to complete his hat-trick.
ST – David Villa (New York City FC)
The former Barcelona and Spain star scored two goals and set up another in NYCFC’s clash with Chicago, giving him 19 goals on the season. He now sits just one strike behind New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips in the Golden Boot standings ahead of next Saturday’s trip to the Dynamo.