The long offseason is over and MLS has returned, and Week 1 action did not disappoint with plenty of goals, upsets and late drama. There were also some stalwart offensive performances from deeper lying positions, which are represented in selections for the Team of the Week presented by Audi.
The Week 1 starting XI features nine teams, with six more represented on the substitute's bench. There were also three players honored after their first-ever MLS appearances: Sporting Kansas City's Gadi Kinda and the San Jose Earthquakes' Oswaldo Alanis were first XI selections, while Columbus Crew SC record signing Lucas Zelarayan made the bench.
Team of the Week: Jordan Morris (SEA), Cristian Pavon (LA), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Florian Valot (RBNY), Kevin Molino (MIN), Gadi Kinda (SKC), Ethan Finlay (MIN), Oswaldo Alanis (SJ), Aljaz Struna (HOU), Kyle Duncan (RBNY), Kenneth Vermeer (LAFC)
Coach: Robin Fraser (COL)
The Team of the Week presented by Audi is voted on by the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.