The Loons catapulted up to third in the Western Conference with a road victory against LAFC on Sunday night. Mason Toye and Vito Mannone were crucial in the taking of all three points and earned spots in the MLS Team of the Week for Week 26.
Toye propelled the Loons to a first half lead with a pair of goals in the first thirty minutes to shock LAFC. His two left-footed strikes were his only shots of the game and he made them count, curling past the goalkeeper with expert precision. The 20-year-old now has six goals and three assists in just under 500 minutes played this MLS season. This is his second MLS team of the Week appearance.
Mannone makes his fourth feature on the Team of the Week, and reached double-digit shutouts this year with Sunday’s result. He kept the Loons in the game as they held off an onslaught of LAFC attacks, making an MLS career high of eight saves.
See the full MLS Team of the Week for Week 26 below:
F: Przybylko (PHI), Ibrahimovic (LA), Toye (MIN)
M: Lewis (COL), C. Roldan (SEA), Medunjanin (PHI), Espinoza (SJ)
D: Villafaña (POR), Smith (COL), Smith (SKC)
GK: Mannone (MIN)
Bench: Turner (NE), Hollingshead (DAL), Aaronson (PHI), Frankowski (CHI), Mitrita (NYC), Kamara (DC), Ondrasek (DAL)
Coach: Jim Curtin (PHI)