Team of the Week (Wk 11): Romping New England Revolution show why they're on top of East
After a sluggish start, the New England Revolution are rolling after coming off of another five-goal performance. Behind the attacking core of Lee Nguyen, Teal Bunbury, Diego Fagundez, and Patrick Mullins, the Revs spanked the Union 5-3 on Saturday night and placed themselves on the top of the Eastern Conference.
David Horst put together another outstanding performance for the Dynamo, as he is having a resurgent season after missing most of 2013 with a broken leg.
Up in Seattle, Obafemi Martins' incredible goal that produced this face helped Seattle capture another win. The goal, and the win, helped the Sounders stay atop the Western Conference despite Real Salt Lake's unbeaten record.
Who else earned a spot on the latest Team of the Week? Read on to find out.
GK: Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo) – Made five saves to preserve the Dynamo's shutout. Giles Barnes' goal, along with clean sheet, allowed the Dynamo to capture their second straight victory against the Galaxy.
D: David Horst (Houston Dynamo) – Clamped down LA's attack and made a crucial last-line block to keep the Galaxy from scoring.
D: Chris Tierney (New England Revolution) – Contributed one of the best goals of the weekend, assisted on another, to help New England put up five goals for the second straight week.
F: Devon Sandoval (Real Salt Lake) – Replaced Álvaro Saborío in outstanding fashion, assisting on RSL's first goal and drawing a PK that ended up being the game-winning goal in their 2-1 win over Colorado.
Coach: Jay Heaps (New England Revolution) – His team has not lost a step without last year's Defender of the Year and now have put together consecutive five-goal games.
Bench: Jeff Attinella (Real Salt Lake), Stephen Keel (FC Dallas), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Harry Shipp (Chicago Fire), Fabián Espíndola (D.C. United), Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC)