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MLS Team of the Week: LA Galaxy trio in fine form

Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Robbie Rogers are back in this week's squad after another strong performance from the surging Western Conference side.


Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Robbie Rogers are starting to make themselves at home in Goal USA's MLS Team of the Week.

The LA Galaxy standouts are back in this week's squad after delivering fine performances in a 3-1 win against the Portland Timbers on Saturday. Enjoying a 7-1-3 stretch, the Galaxy are quickly closing in on the Supporters' Shield lead.

Keane returns to our team following a one-week absence thanks to a dominating effort in which he helped set up Gyasi Zardes' opener, tapped home Donovan's far-post cross and converted a late penalty kick.

Donovan and Rogers make the cut for the second week in a row. In addition to setting up Keane's winner, Donovan led all players with five chances created from open play this week, despite the Galaxy only playing one match. And Rogers continued to be a revelation at left back, completing 56 of 59 passes and assisting Zardes' goal with a pinpoint cross.

Real Salt Lake shot stopper Nick Rimando is in goal after racking up seven saves over two games and tying the all-time MLS shutout record with a clean sheet against Colorado.

With 14 clearances throughout a draw at RSL and a 10-man win over the New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls center back Ibrahim Sekagya gets a nod as well. He's joined in central defense by Sporting Kansas City's Aurelien Collin, who confidently anchored a makeshift back line in a 1-1 draw with Philadelphia.

New England right back Andrew Farrell is in the team after winning 13 duels and coming up with 11 clearances in a shutout win over Colorado and a loss at New York. Revolution teammate Lee Nguyen is our playmaker thanks to his impressive two-goal, one-assist performance against the Rapids on Wednesday.

In central midfield, we have Dax McCarty and Michael Bradley. Aside from completing 106 of 118 passes and leading all field players with 22 recoveries in his two matches this week, McCarty also sparked New York's comeback against New England with a brilliant chipped goal. Bradley, meanwhile, completed a remarkable 122 passes over a pair of workmanlike performances for Toronto FC.

Rounding out the squad is D.C. United winger Chris Rolfe, who scored in a midweek win over Toronto and was the club's most dangerous player in a last-gasp loss to Houston on Sunday.

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