After pulling off the greatest debut in the greatest game in league history, its only natural the 36-year old Swede earn Player of the Week honors. Also fittingly, LAFC forward Carlos Vela made the lineup for a impressive performance, scoring two beauties in a losing effort on Saturday.
(A small part of us wishes Ashley Cole had made the list for a brave, inspiring effort including the game-winning assist, but the former England National Team regular was lax on Vela’s first goal so fair’s fair. C’est la vie.)
Guess who made Team of the Week for Week 5? https://t.co/oUk6DpXlIr // @Audi pic.twitter.com/BvHhQtzEmn— Major League Soccer (@MLS) April 2, 2018
Team of the Week: Dominique Badji (COL), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA), Jozy Altidore (TOR), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Ilie Sanchez (SKC), Bastian Schweinsteiger (CHI), Cristian Penilla (NE), Ike Opara(SKC), Michael Parkhurst (ATL), Deklan Wynne (COL), Sean Johnson (NYC)
Coach: Jason Kreis (ORL)
Bench: Matt Turner (NE), Gregory van der Wiel (TOR), Anton Tinnerholm (NYC), Felipe (VAN), Sacha Kljestan (ORL), Sebastian Blanco (POR), Dom Dwyer (ORL)