The star strikers who have their teams at the top of the standings and showed yet again this weekend why they are the top two MVP candidates entering the final weeks of the regular season.
At the StubHub Center, Keane put away two classy goals against Toronto FC. The second one was a spectacular volley, hitting the ball perfecly out of the air and into the back of the net in a flash.
The next day Martins scored a goal on each side of halftime as the Sounders rolled past the Colorado Rapids.
Who else earned a spot on the latest Team of the Week? Read on to find out.
GK: Bobby Shuttleworth (New England Revolution) A solid showing from the Revs ‘keeper, who made six saves – including a couple of huge ones – to help New England earn all three points against the Crew.
M: Matias Laba (Vancouver Whitecaps) – Had what amounted to a goal-saving tackle in the box, and disrupted Dallas’ attack all night.
F: Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) – Another efficient outing with a pair of goals against a defense that couldn’t keep up in Colorado. Has 17 goals on the season and is a sure-fire MVP nominee.
Coach: Jay Heaps (New England Revolution) – Came away with a crucial victory over Columbus in dreary conditions, and he has his two stars clicking.
Bench: Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Davy Arnaud (D.C. United), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Jermaine Jones (New England Revolution), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Sebastian Fernandez (Vancouver Whitecaps), Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)