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MLS WEEK 12: Adjustments pay off
by Ridge Mahoney, June 10th, 2009 7AM
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[TEAM OF THE WEEK]Players who reprised their former positions took center stage to help their teams win in Week 12 and head Soccer America's MLS Team of the Week for Week 3.

GOALKEEPER
Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles)

Ten saves, several of them spectacular, propelled the Galaxy past Toronto, 2-1, at BMO Field for its second win of the season.

DEFENDERS
Geoff Cameron (Houston)

Capped off a strong game in central defense by sprinting back from the midfield line to block a shot attempt by substitute Justin Mapp with a perfectly timed slide tackle in the final minutes of a 1-0 win in Chicago.

Jay Heaps (New England)
The former Duke basketball player (remember that?) scored a nice goal just before halftime and contributed a crisp assist during a three-goal second-half onslaught to celebrate his 300 th MLS appearance.

Danny O'Rourke (Columbus)
Dropped to the back line from his holding midfield position after Chad Marshall was ejected as the 10-man Crew dug in to successfully fend off Kansas City attacks and preserve a 2-0 win. O'Rouke and his mates blocked numerous shots to frustrate the Wizards, who played with a man advantage for 40 minutes (including stoppage time).

MIDFIELDERS
Fred (D.C. United)

Set up a goal for Santino Quaranta with a great move to the byline and diagonal ball, and opened up the New York defense a few more times in a 2-0 victory.

Arturo Alvarez (San Jose)
He's still not a paragon of consistency but dangerous nonetheless, and darted inside to blast his second golazo of 2009 as the Quakes tied Dallas, 2-2, for their first road point of the season.

Richard Mulrooney (Houston)
Returned to the holding midfield spot he's played for most of his career to help Houston defuse the Fire, 1-0, on the road. Thwarted Chicago's best chance by heading away Patrick Nyarko's point-blank header from underneath the crossbar.

Shalrie Joseph (New England)
Back in midfield after playing much of the time up front, he set up two goals as the Revs overpowered New York in the second half to win going away, 4-0.

Fabian Espindola (Real Salt Lake)
His precise crossfield ball to Yura Movsisyan may not have been his best serve of the night while ranging out to the left flank, but Movsisyan turned it into a spectacular goal as RSL tied Colorado, 1-1.

FORWARDS
Taylor Twellman (New England)

The Revs all-time leading scorer tuned up for his return to competitive play against Kansas City this weekend by banging in the 100th and 101st regular-season goals of his career against the Red Bulls, who are an MLS team in name only.

Alan Gordon (Los Angeles)
Headed home a serve from Eddie Lewis early in the match and set up Edson Buddle for a late winner as the Galaxy beat Toronto on the road, 2-1.

 



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