Team of the Week presented by Audi: Vela vaults to the top in Week 33

There were only four games in Week 33 of the 2018 MLS regular season, but there was still plenty of action.

There were four wins across the games, from LAFC's 4-2 comeback win in a weather-delayed game against the Houston Dynamo, to D.C. United's late winner in a tight game against FC Dallas. Throw in a consolation win for New England Revolution against Orlando City SC after being eliminated from Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs contention, and a wild rare road win for the Colorado Rapids over Minnesota United FC, and it was an entertaining weekend, something reflected in the Team of the Week presented by Audi.

Audi Player Index Spotlight

This week's spotlight player is LAFC forward Carlos Vela, who scored two goals and two assists in the victory over the Dynamo. That earned him the Audi Player Index Performance of the Week, as he garnered 1,698 points, best in MLS.

On top of the goals and assists in the match, Vela posted a 66 percent strike rate, a 75 percent accuracy rate, won a penalty and completed 100 percent of his passes in his team's half.

Team of the Week: Cristian Penilla (NE), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Yamil Asad (DC), Scott Caldwell (NE), Russell Canouse (DC), Victor Ulloa (DAL), Cole Bassett (COL), Danilo Silva (LAFC), Michael Mancienne (NE), Eric Miller (MIN), Bill Hamid (DC)

Coach: Bob Bradley (LAFC)

Bench: Adam Grinwis (ORL), Marlon Hairston (COL), Walker Zimmerman (LAFC), Diego Fagundez (NE), Yannick Boli (COL), Mauro Manotas (HOU), Adama Diomande (LAFC)

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The Team of the Week presented by Audi is voted on by the editorial staff.