The goals continued in Week 3 of the 2018 MLS regular season, but some defenses around the league got into form, something reflected in the Team of the Week presented by Audi.
Among the strong defensive performances were those from Real Salt Lake, which posted their first shutout of the season, and the scoreless draw between Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC. But the biggest result was probably from the Montreal Impact, which had three of the XI on the Team of the Week, along with one on the bench, after a 1-0 win over Toronto FC.
Audi Player Index Spotlight
The spotlight player this week is FC Dallas winger Roland Lamah, who scored two goals and an assist in a 3-0 win over the Seattle Sounders. Lamah picked up the Audi Player Index Performance of the Week, earning 1,019 points, best in MLS. He scored on 66 percent of his chances on the day, and picked up 570 points for his two goals inside the box, and another 238 points for his assist. In addition, he won 66 percent of his aerial duels.
Team of the Week: Josef Martinez (ATL), Alberth Elis (HOU), Ignacio Piatti (MTL), Roland Lamah (DAL), Mauro Diaz (DAL), Saphir Taider (MTL), Maxi Moralez (NYC), Rod Fanni (MTL), Jack Elliott (PHI), Graham Zusi (SKC), Nick Rimando (RSL)
Coach: Patrick Vieira (NYC)
For more information about the Audi Player Index, visit mlssoccer.com/audi
The Team of the Week presented by Audi is voted on by the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.