VANCOUVER, BC – Not a bad home debut for Andrew Jacobson.
The 30-year-old was named Budweiser Man of the Match on Saturday in his first start as a member of Whitecaps FC for his role in helping the ‘Caps keep their first clean sheet of the season against Houston Dynamo – the highest scoring team in MLS.
Jacobson, a natural midfielder, was deployed at centre back with regulars Tim Parker and Kendall Waston away on international duty.
And he didn’t look out of place.
On Monday, Jacobson was one of three ‘Caps named to the MLS Team of the Week, joining goalkeeper David Ousted and midfielder Pedro Morales. It was a light week in MLS, with only six teams in action, but there were still plenty of standout performances.
See the full team below.
Player (Week 4 Audi Player Index Ranking)
GK: David Ousted, VAN (#4): 0 goals conceded, 5 saves
D: Federico Bravo, NYC (#34): 4 interceptions, 3 clearances, 3 tackles
D: Andrew Jacobson, VAN (#17): 8 clearances, 2 tackles, 5/5 in aerial duels
D: Chris Tierney, NE (#6): 1 goal, 4 chances created, 5 tackles, 6 clearances
M: Teal Bunbury, NE (#26): 2 shots, 4 dribbles completed
M: Pedro Morales, VAN (#19): 1 goal, 2 chances created, 3 tackles
M: Mauro Diaz, DAL (#14): 1 assist, 2 chances created
M: Thomas McNamara, NYC (#3): 1 goal, 5 shots
F: Michael Barrios, DAL (#1): 2 goals, 3 shots
F: Maximiliano Urruti, DAL (#7): 1 goal, 3 shots, 6 tackles
F: Fabian Castillo, DAL (#5): 1 assist, 4 dribbles completed, 7 tackles
The 'Caps are back at BC Place on Saturday to host LA Galaxy (7 p.m. PT on TSN1). Limited tickets remain.
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