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MLS Week 7: Moreno and Blanco shine
by Ridge Mahoney, May 6th, 2009 7AM

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[TEAM OF THE WEEK] Two players in their mid-30s, Jaime Moreno and Cuauhtemoc Blanco were among the attacking stars last weekend, and Gregg Berhalter had a good outing after debuting in MLS with a red card.

GOALKEEPER
Zach Thornton (Chivas USA)
Not as severely tested by San Jose as he's been on a few occasions this season, but earned a shutout with another strong game, including a fantastic deflection onto the post of a low Shea Salinas missile in the opening minutes.

DEFENDERS
Kosuke Kimura (Colorado)
Scored a great first-time goal to polish off a 2-0 defeat of Real Salt Lake, started the sequence on the first goal, set up a chance for Conor Casey with a steal in midfield, and tackled confidently in his own third of the field.
Gregg Berhalter (Los Angeles)
Was beaten for pace once when the back four got a bit stretched, but throttled just about everything else a weak New York attack could muster in a 1-0 triumph.
Wilman Conde (Chicago)
Stepped into midfield to win balls and played tough in the air as the Fire limited Seattle to just four shots in a 1-1 tie.

MIDFIELDERS
Ricardo Clark (Houston)
Broke up plays and ran down loose balls during a smothering effort that permitted just three New England shots in a 2-0 victory.
Nick LaBrocca (Colorado)
Goal against Real Salt Lake was just reward for his workrate, tenacity and intelligent touches.
Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Chicago)
Tormented Seattle in the first half and centered the ball that Marco Pappa drilled into the net shortly after halftime. Kept pressing until tiring late in the match.
Emmanuel Ekpo (Columbus)
Led a strong Crew effort in windy, wet conditions that earned a 1-1 tie at Toronto. Great solo effort took him past three defenders and around the goalkeeper to score in the 54th minute.

FORWARDS
Jaime Moreno (D.C. United)
Rolled back the clock to score both United goals, including a crafty chip, and generally befuddle FC Dallas in a 2-1 win.
Patrick Nyarko (Chicago)
Dangerous before and after Seattle went down to 10 men. Thundered a shot off the goalpost after a searing run into the box, and delivered several dangerous crosses, including one that Brian McBride just failed to reach.
Brian Ching (Houston)
A handful for the Revs defense the entire game and cashed in a corner kick for the second goal in a 2-0 win, the first victory over New England since the team moved to Houston before the 2006 season.

 



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