There were only three games played in Week 4, so the two teams that won - New England and Columbus - get heavy representation this time around. Lining up in a 4-5-1 this week.
GK - Matt Van Oekel (Real Salt Lake):
The international break took Nick Rimando away from a struggling RSL, and the team limped into Red Bull Arena looking destined for another disappointing week. Not so. RSL frustrated the Red Bulls' vaunted attack, and on the few occasions RBNY broke through - Van Oekel was there to preserve the shutout. RSL got out of Harrison with a clean sheet and a point.
LB - Chris Tierney (New England Revolution):
A goal and an assist in the Revs' 5-2 thumping of Minnesota helped to remind the league that Tierney remains one of the more productive attacking full backs in MLS.
CB - Aaron Maund (Real Salt Lake):
A leader at the back for RSL at Red Bull Arena.
CB - Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls):
Has been ever-present at the back for RBNY so far this season, and hasn't done a lot wrong most weeks. This week was no different.
RB - Demar Phillips (Real Salt Lake)
Covered a lot of ground all over his defensive third to help keep RBNY at bay.
LM: Justin Meram (Columbus Crew):
Leveled the score for Columbus in the 11th minute, and the Crew never looked back against Portland this week.
CM: Federico Higuain (Columbus Crew):
The Crew's primary play-maker seems to have started 2017 in fine form, and - not coincidentally - so has Columbus.
CM: Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution):
CM: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution):
And let's give Fagundez a mention for his two-assist contribution to the week's most eye-catching result.
RM: Niko Hansen (Columbus Crew):
Subbed in for Meram and picked up the game-winning goal in the Crew's 3-2 win over the Timbers on his debut as a pro.
FWD - Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution):
Fun fact: the immensely talented Agudelo has never scored double-digit goals in a regular season in MLS. Could this be the year? He's off the mark with a brace against Minnesota.
Coach - Gregg Berhalter (Columbus Crew):
He seems to have got his team moving in the right direction, following last week's win over DC United with a more impressive victory over in-form Portland this week.