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David Villa and Frederic Brillant save civilization, get named to MLS Team of the Week

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That’s a presidential ticket if we ever saw one.

MLS: Chicago Fire at New York City FC Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Now that Saturday’s adrenaline has finally started to die down, it’s time for New York City FC fans to face it:

Frederic Brillant had a really good game.

As a starter.

That appears to be the key thing to understand about Trill Brill: a clampdown appearance of the substitute’s bench for the last 15-25 minutes of a tight game just doesn’t suit the Big Man from Sedan. It’s gotta be #90orNothing.

In fact, the dude should switch his kit number from 13 to 90 just so Patrick Vieira won’t forget.

For now, his yeoman’s work at the back and a headbanger of a game-winning goal have earned him a spot on the league’s weekly honor roll.

Oh, and David Villa made it, too. He’s good.


GK: Brad Guzan (Atlanta)

DEF: Danilo Acosta (Real Salt Lake), #TrillBrill, Alex Crognale (Columbus)

MID: Daniel Royer (New Jersey), Sacha Kljestan (New Jersey), Cristian Roldan (Seattle), Alex (Houston)

FWD: Joao Plata (Real Salt Lake), Cristian Colman (FC Dallas), #GuajeGod

Bench: Jake Gleeson (Portland), Kelvin Leerdam (Seattle), Felipe (New Jersey), Michael Salazar (Montreal), Teal Bunbury (New England), Justin Meram (Columbus), Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland)

Coach: Jesse Marsch (New Jersey)