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)

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