Columbus Crew dominant captain – Jonathan Mensah has been named in the MLS Team of the Week [Week 2].
The Ghanaian stalwart central defender [Mensah] had 13 clearances in Crew’s win against the Red Bulls and was a primary reason the team did not allow a shot on goal.
Jonathan Mensah has also been a calm figure on the ball when building the attack from the back.
According to stat tracker Opta, the Black Stars defender [Mensah] completed 135 passes against Cincinnati, which is the second-highest number of completed passes in an MLS game since 2010.
The players on the latest Team of the Week contributed 12 goals and a total of $12,000 which the Audi Goals Drive Progress program will contribute to MLS club academies, which have produced the likes of Akinola, Aaronson, and Pineda.
Team of the Week (3-4-3):
Pedro Gallese (ORL) – Richie Laryea (TOR), Mauricio Pineda (CHI), Jonathan Mensah (CLB) – Alejandro Pozuelo (TOR), Darlington Nagbe (CLB), Brenden Aaronson (PHI), Chris Mueller (ORL) – Diego Rossi (LAFC), Jeremy Ebobisse (POR), Ayo Akinola (TOR)
Coach: Oscar Pareja (ORL)
Bench: Zac MacMath (RSL), Larrys Mabiala (POR), Aaron Herrera (RSL), Uri Rosell (ORL), Osvaldo Alonso (MIN), Lucas Zelarayan (CLB), Frankie Amaya (CIN)