By IVES GALARCEP
The Portland Timbers looked destined to suffer a defeat against the Colorado Rapids when they fell behind by two goals, but captain Will Johnson didn’t let it happen.
The former Real Salt Lake midfielder scored a pair of goals, including a quality header, to help Portland salvage a 2-2 draw. His efforts helped him earn a place on the SBI MLS Best XI for Week Five.
Johnson was one of several midfielders to enjoy outstanding showings last weekend. The Sporting KC tandem of Benny Feilhaber and Graham Zusi were arguably the best tandem of the weekend, while young RSL standout Luis Gil enjoyed the best weekend by a player younger than 21.
Thierry Henry came off the bench for the New York Red Bulls, but he made the most of his time on the field, delivering the game-winner against the Philadelphia Union to secure his place on the team.
Michael Gspurning couldn’t prevent the Seattle Sounders from suffering another loss, but he did his best to keep them in the game, making several outstanding saves to give Seattle a chance in the second half of their loss to Real Salt Lake.
Here are the rest of the picks for the SBI MLS Best XI for Week Five:
SBI MLS Best XI (Week Five)
David Ferreira——Luis Gil——–Graham Zusi
———–Will Johnson—-Benny Feilhaber——
Jorge Villafana———————-Chance Myers
———-Bobby Burling—-Matt Besler————
Raul Fernandez, George John, Zach Loyd, Jermaine Taylor, Tony Beltran, Giles Barnes, Kyle Beckerman, Eric Avila, Patrice Bernier, Brad Davis, Dax McCarty.