MLS Week 20
There’s more to Juninho than Golazos
This week’s Hotcard headline selection is LA Galaxy’s Juninho. The Brazilian, who has been in sensational form, excels in the passing department and is a real set-piece specialist. His long range shooting is top drawer and we expect a good points score here against a side that will miss key man Michael Bradley. The upcoming Gold Cup will really test the squad depth of all the MLS teams and Bradley, a vital cog for Toronto, is away with the USMNT.
MLS Team of the Week
Forwards – Juninho’s team-mate Robbie Keane will spearhead our attack alongside this season’s MLS leading scorer Kei Kamara and Portland’s Fanendo Adi who is making a habit of scoring a brace.
Midfielders – Adi’s Timbers team-mate Darlington Nagbe, who continues to be our highest ranked midfielder, managed to get on the score-sheet against Seattle and is any easy pick with Portland having such a high goal expectancy against the Earthquakes. FC Dallas have a real talisman in Mauro Diaz and we’re expecting him to produce more magic against New England. Montreal’s Ignacio Piatti completes our 4-man midfield.
Defenders – Portland’s Alvas Powell is our highest ranked defender and keeps his place. We’ve looked for a couple of low-budget options that just miss out on our Top 10 defenders list plumping for Crew’s Waylon Francis and Galaxy’s Leonardo to complete our defence.
Goalkeeper – Montreal’s Evan Bush has been producing plenty of saves this season and gets the nod between the sticks.