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MLS Week 2: Sounders' first-year duo stands out
by Ridge Mahoney, April 2nd, 2009 7AM

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[TEAM OF THE WEEK]
Several first-year players, including Seattle stars Oswaldo Alvarez and Fredy Montero and New England rookie Darrius Barnes, had big games.

GOALKEEPER
Zach Thornton (Chivas USA)
Kudos to Kasey Keller for his shutout, but without Big Zach, who thwarted Dallas numerous times, including a spectacular double denial of Kenny Cooper, there's no way the Goats are 2-0 on the scoreboard and in the standings.

DEFENDERS
James Riley (Seattle)
The much-traveled outside back lined up on the right and in addition to a solid defensive outing produced a cross that nearly yielded a Nate Jaqua goal.
Darrius Barnes (New England)
The rookie turned in his second straight impressive performance, winning numerous headers and tackles in a 1-1 tie at New York.
Chad Marshall (Columbus)
Led a strong defensive effort that limited TFC to mostly long-distance shots and he twice tested keeper Greg Sutton with shots on frame.

MIDFIELDERS
Oswaldo Alonso (Seattle)
Assisted on both Sounders' goals to give him the league lead with three and contributed another solid two-way game.
Arturo Alvarez (San Jose)
Started the sequence on San Jose's first goal by nodding down a long ball to his strikers, and notched the second with a lateral dribble and searing left-footed shot into the bottom corner.
Dave van den Bergh (FC Dallas)
FCD went down without a goal to Chivas USA even though van den Bergh delivered several dangerous crosses from the left flank.
Bojan Stepanovic (Chivas USA)
Scoring a goal on your debut in a winning effort is always good.

FORWARDS
Cam Weaver (San Jose)
After missing two great chances on the first weekend, Weaver atoned with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 defeat of Houston.
Fredy Montero (Seattle)
Mr. Highlight did it again with a knuckling golazo from long distance that defied description.
Macoumba Kandji (New York)
Caused the Revs a lot of problems with his determination and aggression.

 



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