Blackman, Blessing, & Kim Make MLS Team of the Week
Three players of the Black & Gold made the Week 33 roster for MLS Team of the Week. It should come as no surprise as LAFC gains momentum toward the end of the season.
Midfielder Latif Blessing scored one goal on one attempt and added an assist in a 3-0 win over the Seattle Sounders. The win kept the chances possible for LAFC to make the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in the Western Conference.
Kim Moon-Hwan, the South Korean international and right back defender, also had a solid game while Jamal Blackman, who signed to LAFC midseason, is the backup goalie after a five-save shutout of the Sounders.
MLS Team of the Week (3-4-3):
Goalkeeper: Bill Hamid (DC)
Defender: Kai Wagner (PHI), Henry Kessler (NE), Kim Moon-Hwan (LAFC)
Midfielder: Randall Leal (NSH), Lucas Zelarayan (CLB), Latif Blessing (LAFC), Justin Meram (RSL)
Forward: Luiz Araujo (ATL), Dairon Asprilla (POR), Johnny Russell (SKC)
Coach: Bruce Arena (NE)
Bench: Jamal Blackman (LAFC), Steve Birnbaum (DC), Keaton Parks (NYC), Carles Gil (NE), Ezequiel Barco (ATL), Brian White (VAN), CJ Sapong (NSH)