Team of the Week (Wk 11): Landon Donovan still among MLS elite? Goal king leads Best XI
After he was cut from Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup squad, Landon Donovan returned to MLS with one goal in mind: to prove he's still got it. On Saturday, he finally scored his 135th MLS regular-season goal and passed Jeff Cunningham as the all-time leading goalscorer in MLS history. He then added a second goal for good measure.
Who else earned a spot on the latest Team of the Week? Read on to find out.
D: Matt Hedges (FC Dallas) – Helped disrupt RSL in the box by not allowing the hosts to flood the area with runs. He also kept his concentration for the full 90 minutes to help Dallas earn their first clean sheet of the season in their draw on Saturday night.
M: Gershon Koffie (Vancouver Whitecaps) – Scored one goal and went an inch away from scoring another in Vancouver's 2-2 draw with Seattle. Was a force of nature in central midfield, pushing forward to start wave after wave of 'Caps attacks.
M: Dillon Powers (Colorado Rapids) – Played like a metronome in midfield and netted two, showing that when he's on song, Colorado become very tough to beat.
F: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) – His partnership with Donovan on the night was lethal, allowing the Galaxy to take control in the game from the start on Sunday. Also had a goal against FC Dallas in midweek.
Coach: Bruce Arena (LA Galaxy) - Welcomed the return of his star striker and got him back to his goalscoring ways. This came after a convincing 2-1 win over FC Dallas on Wednesday night.
Bench: Jeff Attinella (Real Salt Lake), Nick Hagglund (Toronto FC), Kamani Hill (Colorado Rapids), Khari Stephenson (San Jose Earthquakes), Marco Pappa (Seattle Sounders), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City), Maximiliano Urruti (Portland Timbers)