Midfielder Latif Blessing had 1g/1a in a 3-0 win over the Seattle Sounders that kept afloat their hopes of seizing a Western Conference spot in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. South Korea international and right back Kim Moon-Hwan had a strong game as well, while midseason acquisition Jamal Blackman is the backup goalkeeper following a five-save shutout of the then-West’s No. 1 seed.
Team of the Week (3-4-3):
GK: Bill Hamid (DC)
DEF: Kai Wagner (PHI), Henry Kessler (NE), Kim Moon-hwan (LAFC)
MID: Randall Leal (NSH), Lucas Zelarayan (CLB), Latif Blessing (LAFC), Justin Meram (RSL)
FWD: Luiz Araujo (ATL), Dairon Asprilla (POR), Johnny Russell (SKC)
Coach: Bruce Arena (NE)
Bench: Jamal Blackman (LAFC), Steve Birnbaum (DC), Keaton Parks (NYC), Carles Gil (NE), Ezequiel Barco (ATL), Brian White (VAN), CJ Sapong (NSH)