The rivalry week 14 brought all the firepower.
The match up lived up to their expectations, with FC Cincinnati proving that Hell is indeed real against the Columbus Crew, St. Louis City, their fellow Midwestern side, Sporting KC, and the Philadelphia Union giving freedom ring in their victory. hurt more. New England Revolution.
The players on this list raised their level and led their teams to important victories against a hated opponent.
Here are the top five players of week fourteen…
Christian Benteke has shown why DC United coach Wayne Rooney is relying on him so much.
During DC’s recent 3-0 win against the LA Galaxy, the 32-year-old striker put in an outstanding performance, embarrassing the Galaxy backline with a goal and an assist.
DC was able to win the matchup thanks to Benteke’s impressive hold-up play, ability to read the game, and clinical finishing skills.
The win jumps DC to sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia Union looked like their 2022 self during their 3-0 rout over the New England Revolution.
Led by midfielder Daniel Gazdag, the Hungarians finished the game with four total shots, two created chances, five passes in the final third, and two goals.
His incredible performance lead the Union to fifth place in the Eastern Conference.
Indiana Vasilev scored twice, while St. Louis City put up four on old rival Sporting KC.
Ever since Vasilev was acquired from Inter Miami, he has blended in perfectly with St. Louis’ culture and work ethic.
That hard work attitude was on display as Vasilev easily scored two goals to give his side the victory.
The 22-year-old finished the match with two goals, created one chance, won a penalty, and made three recoveries.
Hani Mukhtar continues to show why he is one of the league’s most wanted players Precious players.
Mukhtar’s performance against Charlotte FC helped Nashville SC earn their seventh win of the season.
The 28-year-old showed his prowess in the final third, making the game six shots on 48 touches, five recoveries and one chance.
Mukhtar now has eight goals on the season as Music City sit comfortably second in the Eastern Conference.
Luciano Acosta was the main man in attack for FC Cincinnati as they defeated the Columbus Crew 3–2.
Acosta was his usual creative self in the final third, despite the Crew dominating.
The 28-year-old finished the match with two goals, three chances, and six passes in the final third.
In MLS, it is important to have a player who can control the pace of the game and be the engine the team needs in attack. For Cincinnati, Acosta is that player – pushing them to the top spot in the Eastern Conference.