By IVES GALARCEP
It was a week of surprises in MLS, which is reflected by some of the selections on this week’s SBI MLS Best XI. From a back-up goalkeeper to the enigmatic Roy Miller, some of the picks were players few could have pictured making such a team a week ago.
Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe stepped in for Carlo Cudicini and all he did was turn in the best performance by a Galaxy goalkeeper all season. His heroics helped the Galaxy earn a 2-0 victory against Real Salt Lake.
Another unlikely selection was Miller, who turned in arguably his best game of the season in helping the Red Bulls beat Toronto FC. The much-maligned Costa Rican left back set up a goal and locked down his side of the field.
Here is SBI’s MLS Best XI for Week Nine:
SBI MLS Best XI (Week Nine)
Rodney Wallace———-Ryan Johnson———–Jairo Arrieta
——Shea Salinas———Tim Cahill———–Lee Nguyen——-
Roy Miller—–Drew Moor—-Jose Goncalves—-Chance Myers
Raul Fernandez, Bobby Shuttleworth, Josh Williams, Matt Hedges, Corey Ashe, Will Johnson, Jorge Villafana, Kyle Beckerman, Davy Arnaud, Mike Magee, Andres Romero, Dominic Oduro, Kekuta Manneh, Marco DiVaio, Camilo Sanvezzo.
What do you think of this week’s selections? Who missed the cut that you feel should have been on the team? Who are you happy to see get recognized?
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