Week 18 in MLS was marked by some virtuoso attacking performances, and that much is reflected on SBI's Best XI.
Hat-trick hero Alvaro Saborio and two-goal scorer Robbie Keane did the heavy lifting in weekend wins for Real Salt Lake and the Los Angeles Galaxy, respectively, while the Philadelphia Union continue their ascent from the bottom of the Eastern Conference and were carried to a pair of wins by Freddy Adu and Michael Farfan. Not to be overlooked were the roles played by New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen and Seattle Sounders playmaker Mauro Rosales, who were both integral to their teams' respective victories over the weekend.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Houston Dynamo netted a pair of 0-0 draws and are represented by goalkeeper Tally Hall and defender Jermaine Taylor, whose role figures to increase with the seemingly imminent departure of Geoff Cameron.
Here is SBI's MLS Best XI for Week 18:
SBI MLS Best XI: Week 18
—————Alvaro Saborio——–Robbie Keane————
–Freddy Adu———Mauro Rosales——–Michael Farfan–
Chris Wingert–Jermaine Taylor—-Hernan Pertuz—-Kevin Alston—–
HONORABLE MENTION: Joe Cannon, Sheanon Williams, Jamison Olave, Gabriel Farfan, Sean Franklin, Javier Morales, Kyle Beckerman, Alvaro Fernandez, Lee Nguyen, Justin Mapp, Eddie Johnson
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