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Week 14: Abubakar Named to MLS Team of the Week

July 23, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Colorado Rapids News Release

For the third week in a row, the Colorado Rapids are well represented in the MLS Team of the Week.

Lalas Abubakar was named to the Week 14 Team of the Week after his game-winning header and defensive efforts in Colorado's 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Ghanaian headed captain Jack Price's free kick delivery at the far post into the back of the net for his first goal of the season. Abubakar completed over 90 percent of his passes and won six duels in his third consecutive start.

The two-time Club Defensive Player of the Year is also up for Player of the Week. Click here to vote for Lalas

Abubakar's selection to the MLS TOTW follows Kellyn Acosta, who was named to it in Week 12 for his performance in Colorado's 2-0 win over Minnesota, and Cole Bassett, who earned his third TOTW selection this year thanks to his equalizer against San Jose in Week 13.

The full Week 14 MLS Team of the Week is as follows:

F - Raul Ruidiaz (SEA), Adam Buksa (NE), Felipe Mora (POR)

M - Arnor Traustason (NE), Andres Perea (ORL), Diego Chara (POR), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (NYC)

D - Ronald Hernandez (ATL), Lalas Abubakar (COL), Josh Atencio (SEA)

GK - Kenneth Vermeer (CIN)

Coach - Brian Schmetzer (SEA)

Bench - Joe Willis (NSH), Nathan (SJ), Kevin Paredes (DC), Ralph Priso (TOR), Rayan Raveloson (LA), Carles Gil (NE), Daniel Salloi (SKC)

The Team of the Week presented by Audi is voted on by the editorial staff.

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