Team of the Week (Wk 13): After scoring two goals each, Defoe, Morales, Brown make their mark

On the back of Jermain Defoe's two-goal effort, Toronto FC pulled out another win over Columbus after they were down late. Defoe's 81st-minute goal tied the game up while Doneil Henry's goal in stoppage time handed the Reds the 3-2 win.

Up in Cascadia, there were two star turns by two different playmakers. In Seattle, Marco Pappa got his first goal of the season off of a beautiful free kick. It looks as if the Guatemalan has found his form after a rough start to the season. South of Seattle, Pedro Morales put on a show against the Portland Timbers. The Chilean playmaker took 10 shots, converting two penalty kicks, and created five other chances in the Whitecaps' 4-3 win over Portland.

Who else earned a spot on the latest Team of the Week? Read on to find out.

GK: Jon Busch (San Jose Earthquakes) – Has very quietly been one of the league's best goalkeepers, and he was on point again on Saturday night against Dallas.

D: Bakary Soumare (Chicago Fire) – The veteran helped to slow down Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane after their explosion last weekend. The Fire were able to come away with a 1-1 draw.

D: Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia Union) – Nullified Chivas USA's attack, helping to allow just one shot on target in the Union's 3-0 win.

D: Jeff Parke (D.C. United) – His team was unable to keep possession after an early goal, forcing the veteran to make crucial plays in United's 1-0 victory..

D: Chris Klute (Colorado Rapids) – Normally known for his attacking forays, Klute was strong along the back line in Colorado's victory over the Dynamo on Sunday night..

M: Marco Pappa (Seattle Sounders) – Finally showing why he was able to make the move to Europe two years ago. Contributed a goal in the Sounders' 4-0 rout of RSL.

M: Pedro Morales (Vancouver Whitecaps) – Scored two goals and added two assists against Portland. The goals were penalties, but the pass to set up Jordan Harvey’s goal was remarkable and ended up being the game-winner.

M: Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (San Jose Earthquakes) – Had a solid defensive game, and his 45th minute blast gave the Earthquakes the win.

M: Issey Nakajima-Farran (Montreal Impact) – What a great starting debut for a team in need of a spark. He was active all night, and his run past Andrew Farrell and ensuing long-range shot spurred the second Montreal goal.

F: Deshorn Brown (Colorado Rapids) – Two clinical finishes in the Rapids' 3-0 win. Was a good performance up top overall, making smart runs that led to other opportunities.

F: Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC) – Was his usual self, causing difficulties for the Crew back line all afternoon in Toronto's 3-2 comeback win.

Coach: Sigi Schmid (Seattle Sounders) - Became the first coach to beat RSL this season. Even without Clint Dempsey, his team put up four goals against RSL's stingy defense.

Bench: Jaime Penedo (LA Galaxy), Yannick Djalo (San Jose Earthquakes), Cristian Maidana (Philadelphia Union), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers), Kamani Hill (Colorado Rapids), Erik Hurtado (Vancouver Whitecaps), Conor Casey (Philadelphia Union)


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