For the fourth time this season, Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnák was named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week. The Slovakian playmaker had at least one goal and one assist for the fifth time this season to earn the nod after a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers. He wasn’t the only representative from Real Salt Lake, though, as defender Justen Glad was recognized for the second time in the last four weeks.
Rusnák is now tied for the team-lead with seven goals, joining Joao Plata and Yura Movsisyan, and holds the top assist mark with 12 in his first MLS season. Glad, meanwhile, continued his solid play in the back as RSL improved to 5-1-2 at home against Western Conference opponents under Mike Petke and holds among the best records in the league since July 4 at 6-2-3.
Joining RSL’s tandem on Team of the Week were goalkeeper Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union); defenders Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) and Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire); midfielders Kekuta Manneh (Columbus Crew SC), Victor Vasquez (Toronto FC), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC) and Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United FC); and forwards Dom Dwyer (Orlando City SC) and Josef Martinez (Atlanta United FC).
It was the fifth time this season that RSL had two or more representatives on Team of the Week.
Team of the Week
Week 4: Matt VanOekel
Week 6: Albert Rusnák and Yura Movsisyan
Week 7: Mike Petke
Week 13: Sunny
Week 16: Joao Plata
Week 19: Albert Rusnák and Jefferson Savarino
Week 20: Joao Plata and Danilo Acosta
Week 23: Kyle Beckerman
Week 25: Justen Glad, Albert Rusnák, Luis Silva and Mike Petke
Week 28: Justen Glad and Albert Rusnák
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