It was a week for huge clashes around MLS, and that is reflected in the Week 31 Team of the Week presented by Audi.
Most notably, two teams with important wins had multiple representatives on the Team of the Week. The New York Red Bulls narrowed the margin in the Supporters' Shield race after their 2-0 win over Atlanta United, while D.C. United won an Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs chase showdown over the Montreal Impact, by a commanding 5-0 margin.
Audi Player Index Spotlight
This week's spotlight player is Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro, who scored a goal and two assists in a 4-0 home rout over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday. That garnered him the Audi Player Index Performance of the Week, after he posted 1,523 points, best in MLS.
In addition to his goal and assists, Lodeiro completed all of his passes in his half, 87 percent of his passes in the opposition half, made four key passes and posted a 66 percent accuracy rate.
Team of the Week: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA), Wayne Rooney (DC), Victor Vazquez (TOR), Luciano Acosta (DC), Djordje Mihailovic (CHI), Marc Rzatkowski (RBNY), Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA), Justen Glad (RSL), Tim Parker (RBNY), Reggie Cannon (DAL), Andre Blake (PHI)
Coach: Ben Olsen (DC)
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.