Week 27 of the MLS saw fewer matches played than in regular rounds of fixtures, with the schedule lightened due to international fixtures. Notable results included Toronto FC’s 5-1 demolition of the hapless FC Cincinnati and Colorado Rapid’s surprise 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders.
Despite less games, there were plenty of eye-catching performances, and below are 11 players who caught the eye the most.
Goalkeeper and Defenders
Matt Turner (GK) – Despite ending up on the losing side, Turner had an extremely busy afternoon in goal for New England Revolution; who would have lost by an even greater margin had it not been for the 25-year-old’s nine saves.
Nick DeLeon (CB) – With a goal and five tackles, DeLeon had a storming all-round performance in Toronto’s comfortable victory.
Ruan Gregorio Teixeira (CB) – Ruan provided a vital assist in Orlando City’s 2-2 draw with Los Angeles FC.
Sam Vines (CB) – Vines was put in a solid display as Colorado Rapids managed a clean sheet against Seattle Sounders.
Diego Valeri (CM) – The 33-year-old provided some magic with an assist in Portland Timber’s 2-1 win over Kansas City.
Diego Chara (CM) – Chara was the pass master in his side’s victory, and also helped out defensively, making four tackles.
Alexander Ring (CM) – Ring similarly dictated proceedings for New York City FC, and he won five tackles for his side.
Marky Delgado (CAM) – Delgado grabbed himself a goal and an assist as Cincinnati were brushed aside.
Diego Rossi (RW) – Rossi scored and made three successful dribbles as his side drew with Orlando City.
Andre Shinyashiki (ST) – Shinyashiki was the star of the week, scoring both goals as his side stunned Seattle Sounders.
Jesus Medina (LW) – Medina came off the bench to score twice in New York City’s dramatic comeback against New England, including a last-minute winner.