As far as debuts go, it couldn’t have gotten much better for the Philadelphia Union’s Derrick Jones. The 20-year-old midfielder not only got the start and helped the Philadelphia Union draw the Vancouver Whitecaps on the road, but he was named to the Major League Soccer Team of the Week bench for Week 1 as well.
Jones played 90 minutes for the Union, completing 71.7% of his passes and playing both sides of the ball well. 16-year old-phenom Alphonso Davies of the Whitecaps was also named to the Team of the Week bench.
MLS Team of the Week:
GK: Joe Bendik - Orlando City
DF: Axel Sjoberg - Colorado Rapids, Jonathan Spector - Orlando City, Florian Jungwirth - San Jose Earthquakes, Nick Lima - San Jose Earthquakes
MF: Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas, Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers, Anibal Godoy - San Jose Earthquakes
FW: David Accam - Chicago Fire, Fanendo Adi - Portland Timbers, Rommell Quioto - Houston Dynamo
Bench: Tim Melia, Sporting Kansas City; Matt Hedges, FC Dallas; Felipe Martins, New York Red Bulls; Derrick Jones, Philadelphia Union; Alphonso Davies, Vancouver Whitecaps; Erick Torres, Houston Dynamo; Cyle Larin, Orlando City