Minnesota United had a big showing in MLS' Team of the Week after a big 3-2 victory at Atlanta and 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City.
Midfielder Kevin Molino is the Player of the Week for his assist and match-winner against Atlanta a week ago. He has seven goals and a career-high nine assists so far this season with two matches to go.
Forward Abu Danladi, who also scored against Atlanta, and center back Brent Kallman, who scored against Kansas City, joined Molino on the Team of the Week. Midfielder Collin Martin made the bench as an honorable mention.
Coach Adrian Heath said its not surprising the accolades are rolling in now for the Loons, who have tallied 14 points in the past eight matches and just failed to qualify for the playoffs against Kansas City this past Saturday.
"It's always been a marker of any team if you average two points a game, that always keeps you toward the top end of the table. And as I say, the last few weeks the lads have put so much effort in," Heath said. "So that's probably the reason we've got so many in and around Team of the Week. It's long overdue for a few."
Heath added there was at least one snub, though:
"I have to say, there must have been some midfield players playing this season for Ibson not to be in it nearly every week."
At practice on Tuesday at the National Sports Center, both center backs Michael Boxall and Jermaine Taylor were back from national team duty. Molino, Francisco Calvo and Johan Venegas are still away.