Real Salt Lake defender Andrew Brody has been named to MLSsoccer.com's MLS Team of the Week for week 11 following the team’s dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Austin FC.
Just several days after signing a long-term contract extension, Brody netted the game-winning goal in the 88th minute, slamming home a pass from Anderson Julio at the top of the 18-yard-box to secure the win. Additionally, Brody led the team in tackles with three and interceptions with two, while also adding three clearances.
This is Brody’s second appearance on MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week, the first coming in the final week of the 2021 regular season for his contributions in the 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City that punched Real Salt Lake’s ticket into the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Below is MLSsoccer.com’s full Team of the Week for Week 11 organized in a 3-5-2 formation:
F: Jesus Ferreira (DAL), Adam Buksa (NE)
M: Luquinhas (RBNY), Cristian Roldan (SEA), Sebastian Blanco (POR), Thiago Almada (ATL), Taxi Fountas (DC)
D: Andrew Brody (RSL), Auston Trusty (COL), Alistair Johnston (MTL)
GK: Pedro Gallese (ORL)
Coach: Robin Fraser (COL)
Bench: Sebastian Breza (MTL), Kyle Smith (ORL), Adalberto Carrasquilla (HOU), Maxi Moralez (NYC), Luciano Acosta (CIN), Nathan Fogaça (POR), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ)
Additionally, Brody's game winning goal against Austin FC is up for MLS Goal of the Week. RSL fans can vote below to help make Brody's first ever MLS goal this week's goal of the week.
Real Salt Lake is set to leave the country next weekend, heading North to Quebec, where the team will face CF Montreal on Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m. MT. The Claret-and-Cobalt will return to Utah on Saturday, May 28 when the Club welcomes back newly re-signed Designated Player Jefferson Savarino to host Houston Dynamo FC, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. MT.