Sauro, Steffen earn MLS Team of the Week honors
Columbus Crew SC has started the 2019 season brightly, prevailing two of the primary 3 video games and incomes a draw in the season opener. This weekend, the Black & Gold defeated FC Dallas 1-zero at MAFPRE Stadium, the group’s second consecutive shutout of the yr. On Monday, members of the Crew’s protection had been rewarded for their performance in the victory as center back Gaston Sauro and goalkeeper Zack Steffen had been named to the Major League Soccer Team of the Week. Sauro changed into part of the “starting 11” even as Steffen was on the bench.
Both Sauro and Steffen have been instrumental in the win in opposition to Dallas. For the second one time this season, the defender scored a purpose from a corner kick, after Sauro made a near-put up run and headed domestic Pedro Santos’ set piece play in the 10th minute. After scoring the goal, Sauro turned into vital in keeping the group’s 2nd shutout of the year, main all defenders in tackles and leading the Crew in clearances within the healthy. This is the second one appearance at the MLS Team of the Week for Sauro, who also received those honors after scoring his first aim for the club in the 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls in Week 1. Despite gambling on what we now recognize is an injured knee in order to preserve him out of this week’s U.S. Men’s National Team camp and out of motion for the Black & Gold this week, Steffen made two saves to assist Columbus earn the victory. Last week, ahead Gyasi Zardes became named to the Team of the Week after scoring both goals in a 2-zero win over New England Revolution. Head coach Caleb Porter turned into named the MLS Coach of the Week after he directed his crew to the wonderful avenue win. The Crew are next in action subsequent Saturday against the Philadelphia Union on the road. The Black & Gold can be with out Steffen (damage), midfielder Wil Trapp and forward Gyasi Zardes (U.S. Men’s National Team call-ups) in addition to winger Justin Meram (Iraq) and defender Waylon Francis (Costa Rica). The game towards the Union will kick off from Talen Energy Stadium at 7:30 p.M. ET on Saturday night.