For 10-man San Jose, game-winning goal scorer Cristian Espinoza and midfield wrecking ball Judson got their own starting nods after a gripping 3-2 win over LAFC. Chris Wondolowski earned a place in the 18 with his 166th career MLS goal,and Matias Almeyda earned well-deserved coaching honors after completing an impressive rescue job following a mid-season slide.
Elsewhere, an already dangerous Orlando City team may be getting Mauricio Pereyra healthy at just the right time after his two-assist performance in a 2-1 win over Columbus Crew SC placed him in the XI for a second straight week.
Team of the Week (4-5-1, right to left): Joe Willis (NSH) - Romain Metanire (MIN), Matt Hedges (DAL), Mauricio Pineda (CHI), Sam Vines (COL) - Cristian Espinoza (SJ), Judson (SJ), Mauricio Pereyra (ORL), Thiago Santos (DAL), Ryan Hollingshead (DAL) - Robert Beric (CHI)
Coach: Matias Almeyda (SJ)
The Team of the Week presented by Audi is voted on by the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.