Lining up in a 4-3-3 for Week 3.
GK - Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew):
First MLS shutout this week for the 22-year-old 'keeper considered one of the more promising prospects in the US Men's National Team player pool.
RB - Chris Duvall (Montreal Impact):
For no other reason than the former RBNY man (who wears #18 for Montreal) popped up on the week's highlight reels shimmying around Andrea Pirlo.
CB - Drew Moor (Toronto FC):
Representing a stout TFC defensive effort that limited the 'Caps to just one shot on target and was ultimately rewarded with a 2-0 win after two late goals.
CB - Alex Crognale (Columbus Crew):
Solid outing for the Crew's rookie Homegrown centerback in his team's 2-0 win over DC United.
LB - Joevin Jones (Seattle Sounders):
Tortured RBNY and was instrumental in two of the three goals the Sounders scored. Secondary assists are rarely worth much discussion, but Jones produced something very special with his work to get the ball to Nicolas Lodeiro for a cross to Jordan Morris for Seattle's second goal.
MID - Romain Alessandrini (LA Galaxy):
MID - Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers):
Two goals in Portland's comeback win over Houston: Valeri is a very big reason why it's hard to count the Timbers out of any game.
MID - David Guzman (Portland Timbers):
A new man in Portland and not necessarily expected to boost the team's scoring, Guzman came up big for the Timbers this week - scoring the go-ahead goal and assisting Fanendo Adi for the capper in a 4-2 win.
FWD - Cyle Larin (Orlando City):
A match-winning brace from Larin kept OCSC perfect (after two games) in MLS 2017.
FWD - Josef Martinez (Atlanta United):
FWD - Ola Kamara (Columbus Crew):
The Crew needed two penalties to get by DC United - and Kamara won them both (and scored one).
Coach - Adrian Heath (Minnesota United):
This column isn't convinced Heath will still be in charge in Minnesota by the end of the season, but credit the coach of what looks like the worst team in this year's MLS for delivering Week 3's most confounding result: Minnesota went to Colorado, scored two goals, and brought home a point. It was Minnesota's first point in MLS, so extra credit to Heath for guiding his team to an unexpectedly respectable result on the road.