The Montreal Impact playmaker and New York Red Bulls striker both make our Week 33 line-up along with the likes of D.C. United winger Lloyd Sam and Chicago Fire forward David Accam.
GK – Paolo Tornaghi (Vancouver Whitecaps)
The Italian keeper produced an impressive performance in his first regular-season start for Vancouver, pulling off six saves – five inside the opening 12 minutes – as Carl Robinson’s men drew 0-0 at the San Jose Earthquakes.
RB – Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers)
The highly-rated Jamaican helped keep Portland’s playoff hopes alive with a strong display in Sunday’s 1-0 home win over the Colorado Rapids, making four interceptions and winning six aerial duels.
CB – Bobby Boswell (D.C. United)
The 33-year-old defender scored his second goal of the year on Sunday as D.C. beat New York City FC 3-1 at RFK Stadium to secure a spot in the postseason with one match to spare.
CB – Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Fresh off receiving his second call-up to the senior US national team, Parker’s return to club action against the Earthquakes saw him rack up 14 clearances, four interceptions, win seven aerial duels and block a shot.
LB – Jordan Stewart (San Jose Earthquakes)
Stewart was another player who impressed in Sunday’s goalless draw at Avaya Stadium, recording one key pass, three dribbles, four interceptions and two crosses.
CM – Jack Jewsbury (Portland Timbers)
Playing in potentially his final home game for the Timbers, Jewsbury responded by producing five key passes, three tackles and three interceptions, while also serving up a game-high six crosses.
RW – Lloyd Sam (D.C. United)
The former Leeds United winger set up Patrick Mullins’ 27th-minute opener against NYCFC before recording another assist just four minutes later when club captain Boswell headed home his corner.
AM – Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact)
The Argentine playmaker clinched the Impact a playoff spot on Sunday as his 19th-minute opener and second-half penalty earned his side a 2-2 draw against Canadian rivals Toronto FC.
LW – David Accam (Chicago Fire)
The pacey Ghanaian inspired the Fire to a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Sunday, helping set up Michael de Leeuw’s ninth-minute opener before going on to score the game-winning goal with 10 minutes of normal time remaining.
ST – Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
The former Manchester City and Southampton striker bagged a brace in the Red Bulls’ 3-2 victory over Columbus Crew SC to move back into top spot in the league’s Golden Boot standings with 23 goals – one more than NYCFC’s David Villa. Should he hold onto his lead, there’s a good chance he could also be adding MVP honours to that award.
ST – Adam Jahn (Columbus Crew SC)
As well as scoring in Sunday’s defeat at Red Bull Arena, Jahn also impressed for Crew SC on Thursday night, netting twice as his side drew 2-2 at the Chicago Fire. It means he now has five goals in 12 appearances since being traded from the San Jose Earthquakes this past summer.