A top tier performance against league-leading LAFC has landed Sam Vines on the Team of the Week (Week 17) presented by Audi.
The 20-year-old defender slowed MLS Golden Boot leader, Carlos Vela and helped the Rapids earn a third shutout of the season. Overall, Vines completed 23 passes, had five clearances, two interceptions and one tackle.
The Rapids return to action this Thursday, July 4 against New England Revolution at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 PM MT (TICKETS)
Team of the Week: Meram (ATL), Rooney (DC), Castellanos (NYC), Vako (SJ), Gregus (MIN), Chara (POR), Moralez (NYC), Vines (COL), Opara (MIN), Leerdam (SEA), Robles (RBNY)
Coach: Matias Almeyda (SJ)
Bench: MacMath (VAN), Glad (RSL), Nani (ORL), Thompson (SJ), Quintero (MIN), Okwonkwo (MTL), Bunbury (NE)
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The Team of the Week presented by Audi is voted on by the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff.