Real Salt Lake midfielder Jefferson Savarino has been named to MLS Team of the Week for week 21 following the team’s 3-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City. Savarino was named to the TOTW starting lineup.
After missing RSL's previous match against Atlanta due to injury, Savarino returned to the starting XI in style against Kansas City. The Venezuelan assisted Pablo Ruiz's goal in the 64 minute before scoring himself seven minutes later in the 71 minute. The Claret-and-Cobalt's number 11 put on a show in front of a Club record tenth consecutive sell-out and the first Sunday sell-out since 2015.
This is the ninth time Savarino has been named to the MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week, and the second time this season.
Below is MLSsoccer.com’s full Team of the Week for Week 21 organized in a 3-4-3 formation:
F: Jonathan Lewis (COL), Gonzalo Higuain (MIA), Jefferson Savarino (RSL)
M: Santiago Rodriguez (NYC), Jose Cifuentes (LAFC), Emanuel Reynoso (MIN), Lucas Zelarayan (CLB)
D: Tim Parker (HOU), Rafael Czichos (CHI), Juan Jose Purata (ATL)
GK: Alex Bono (TOR)
Coach: Ezra Hendrickson (CHI)
Bench: Isaac Boehmer (VAN), Kai Wagner (PHI), Diego Chara (POR), Gregore (MIA), Yordy Reyna (CLT), Diego Fagundez (ATX), Cucho Hernandez (CLB)
Real Salt Lake host Western Conference rivals FC Dallas next Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. MT for the Club’s annual Pioneer Day which will also include a fireworks show post match. You can get your tickets here.