The Chicago Fire were well-represented in the latest MLS Team of the Week following their performance in a 2-0 win over Atlanta United FC on Saturday.
Head coach Veljko Paunovic was recognized as the week's top coach for the second time this season, the first of which came following back-to-back wins against Colorado and D.C. in April.
Representing the Fire among the week's best XI were David Accam, goal-scorer Nemanja Nikolic -- who added to his MLS Golden Boot lead with his 12th goal of the season -- as well as midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and defender Joao Meira. The Chicago presence extended into the bench selections as well, which featured defender Matt Polster and the Krakus Man of the Match Michael de Leeuw.
MLS Team of the Week — Week 15
GK: Jake Gleeson (POR)
D:Joao Meira (CHI), Lawrence Olum (POR), Saad Abdul-Salaam (SKC)
M: Dairon Asprilla (POR), Diego Valeri (POR), Bastian Schweinsteiger (CHI), David Accam (CHI)
F: Fanendo Adi (POR), Nemanja Nikolic (CHI), Gerso (SKC)
Bench: Tim Melia (SKC); Vytas (POR); Hernan Grana (DAL); Matt Polster (CHI); Ilie (SKC); Michael De Leeuw (CHI); Maximiliano Urruti (DAL)
Coach: Veljko Paunovic, CHI