By IVES GALARCEP
Nick Rimando has gone to U.S. Men’s National Team camp ahead of the the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but before he left he made sure to give Real Salt Lake one more outstanding performance.
The RSL goalkeeper is expected to starter for the U.S. at the Gold Cup, and he heads into the tournament in good form after his strong four-save effort in RSL’s 1-0 victory vs. Toronto FC. The showing earned Rimando a spot on this week’s SBI MLS Best XI for Week 18.
San Jose teammates Alan Gordon and Shea Salinas were vital to the Earthquakes’ comeback victory vs. the Los Angeles Galaxy, and both earned places on the Best XI for their heroics.
The only player on this week’s Best XI from a losing team is Robbie Keane, who was absolutely outstanding in the Galaxy’s 3-2 loss to San Jose. Keane finished with two assists, but could have had five or six as he played the role of playmaker to a tee.
Here is the SBI MLS Best XI for Week 18:
SBI MLS BEST XI: Week 18
————Robbie Keane——-Alan Gordon—————
Shea Salinas————————————-Kei Kamara
———-Yordany Alvarez——Nathan Sturgis————
Chris Klute——————————-Sheanon Williams
————-Jamison Olave——Amobi Okugo————-
Raul Fernandez, Jon Busch, Jordan Harvey, Chris Tierney, Nat Borchers, Hassoun Camara, Daniele Paponi, Kyle Beckerman, Dillon Powers, Dax McCarty, Landon Donovan, Shea Salinas, Diego Fagundez.
What did you think of this week’s selections? Who are you happy to see make the list? Who do you think should have made it that didn’t make the cut?
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