Team of the Week presented by Audi: Carlos Vela paces the pack in Week 2

Week 2 of the 2019 MLS regular season is in the books, and it was another week of drama and games that offered something for everyone, which is reflected in the Team of the Week presented by Audi.

On one end, there was the goalkeeper duel at Yankee Stadium as D.C. United and NYCFC played to a scoreless draw. On the other, a 4-1 rout by LAFC over the Portland Timbers and a 3-0 road win by Minnesota United in San Jose. In between, plenty more action in the remaining eight games from Week 2.

Audi Player Index Spotlight

This week's spotlight player is LAFC forward Carlos Vela, who had a goal and two assists, while helping set up another, in the win over Portland. Vela earned 1,225 points, best in MLS for the week.

In addition to his production on the scoresheet, Vela won 83 percent of his take-ons, completed 67 percent of his passes in the opposition half, and had a 100 percent strike rate.

Team of the Week: Carlos Vela (LAFC), Gyasi Zardes (CLB), Darwin Quintero (MIN), Paxton Pomykal (DAL), Eduard Atuesta (LAFC), Carlos Gruezo (DAL), Romain Metanire (MIN), Aljaz Struna (HOU), Nick Hagglund (CIN), Kelvin Leerdam (SEA), Sean Johnson (NYC)

Coach: Caleb Porter (CLB)

Bench: Bill Hamid (DC), Tim Melia (SKC), Aaron Herrera (RSL), Ozzie Alonso (MIN), Inbeom Hwang (VAN), Kenny Saief (CIN), Nani (ORL)

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.

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