Photo by Jane Gershovich/JaneG Photography
By IVES GALARCEP
In a week with few goals, MLS Week 21 saw a pair of rookies enjoy standout performances to make somewhat surprising appearances on the SBI MLS Best XI.
Just days after being named to the MLS All-Star Team, Seattle rookie DeAndre Yedlin made his first MLS goal an impressive equalizer, netting in the Sounders’ 1-1 draw vs. the Colorado Rapids. Los Angeles Galaxy rookie Gyasi Zardes gave a glimpse of his greatness on Saturday, as he scored a winner to help the Galaxy halt red-hot Vancouver, and do so without injured Robbie Keane and Gold Cup-participant Landon Donovan.
Yedlin’s goal didn’t stop the Rapids from having a pretty good week accumulating four points from two matches, and the tandem of Drew Moor and Nathan Sturgis was key to Colorado’s sucess last week.
Here is how the rest of the SBI MLS Best XI for Week 21 shakes out:
SBI MLS BEST XI: Week 21
————–Chris Rolfe———Gyasi Zardes————–
Joel Lindpere———————————–Lee Nguyen
————-Oriol Rosell——-Nathan Sturgis————
Todd Dunivant—————————–DeAndre Yedlin
————-Drew Moor————-Ike Opara————–
Zac MacMath, Raul Fernandez; Pa Modou Kah, Jose Goncalves, Andrew-Jean Baptiste, Alessandro Nesta, Zach Loyd; Patrice Bernier, Osvaldo Alonso, Nick LaBrocca, Javier Morales, Justin Mapp; Robbie Findley, Camilo Sanvezzo, Soony Saad.