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MLS Team of the Week: Strikers pile up the goals

Robbie Keane, Obafemi Martins and Thierry Henry lead the front line, with Andrew Wenger, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips on the bench after multi-goal weeks.


After this most recent batch of matches, it's tough to imagine a seven-day span creating fiercer competition up top for Goal USA's MLS Team of the Week.

Leading our front line is New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry, who bagged a pair of classy goals and set up another in a 4-2 win over Montreal. He's joined by Obafemi Martins. The Seattle Sounders striker followed up his assist against San Jose on Wednesday with two goals and a helper in a 4-2 triumph at Portland on Sunday.

Completing the unit is Robbie Keane, who had a goal and an assist in the LA Galaxy's 4-3 win at Colorado before setting up two tallies in a victory over Vancouver. As 11 games produced 43 strikes, Andrew Wenger, Bradley Wright-Phillips and Chris Wondolowski only make our bench after multi-goal weeks, while Fanendo Adi and Chad Barrett are left out entirely.

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With two goals and an assist over the Galaxy's two triumph, as well as a week-high 10 scoring chances created, Landon Donovan get the nod in midfield. Sounders playmaker Clint Dempsey also makes the squad after scoring one goal and setting up another against Portland.

The offensive fireworks continue with Sebastien Le Toux, who notched a goal and three assists in the Philadelphia Union's 4-2 triumph against San Jose. And D.C. United's Perry Kitchen anchors the midfield after scoring in a 3-0 win at Kansas City — his fourth goal of 2014 after compiling two in three previous MLS seasons.

Right back Je-Vaughn Watson makes the cut after scoring the opener in 10-man FC Dallas' win against Salt Lake. With seven clearances and a 48-for-49 passing clip, Michael Parkhurst gets the nod after leading the Columbus Crew to a 3-0 victory over Houston without outgoing center back Giancarlo Gonzalez.

A pair of All-Stars from the nation's capital round out our team, with center back Bobby Boswell (12 clearances) and goalkeeper Bill Hamid (three saves, four punches) earning recognition for their contributions to the shutout win at Sporting Park.

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