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Tierney Earns Weekly Honors

Photo credit: New England Revolution

Photo credit: New England Revolution

Revolution left back Chris Tierney’s performance in Sunday’s 3-1 win over New York City FC earned him a spot on the Team of the Week for the final week of the regular season.

Tierney assisted on Kelyn Rowe’s 55th minute strike while completing five of his seven crosses from the left flank. He also made four tackles, and recorded four clearances to help the Revolution get their first win at Yankee Stadium.

The week 34 honors marked the third time the Revolution left back made the Team of the Week in 2015. He previously earned a spot for week 8 and week 27.

Tierney’s inclusion was the first time that a Revolution player had made the list since Diego Fagundez and Andrew Farrell appeared on the week 28 team. Team of the Week (Week 34)

GK: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union) – Came up with a couple of really big saves to keep the Union from falling behind or moving to even terms. He was also good in coming out to collect crosses in the Philadelphia’s 1-0 win.

D: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew SC) – Lived in the D.C. third, whipping in cross after cross from the right flank to give United headaches all night long.

D: Damien Perrinelle (New York Red Bulls) – Made sure the Red Bulls took home the Shield with his eight clearances in New York’s victory at Chicago.

D: Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps) – Scored in the final game of the season for the second year in a row and added six clearances and four interceptions on the defensive end in the Whitecaps’ home win against Houston.

D: Chris Tierney (New England Revolution) – Was dangerous going forward all night in the Bronx, adding an assist to his season total, while playing solid defensively.

M: Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC) – Finlay bagged two goals in one minute to put the decisive touch on Crew SC’s dominating 5-0 victory against D.C. The only negative? He was stoned by Bill Hamid in stoppage time, denying his bid for a hat trick.

M: Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City) – After a rough Wednesday night, Feilhaber was benched to start the game vs. LA. But he came on with a vengeance at halftime, pulling all the strings in Sporting’s 2-1 triumph.

M: Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas) – Scored opportunistically, distributed well and generally motored about the pitch in his usually dynamic fashion in Dallas’ victory against San Jose.

M: Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) – Managed the brace before halftime, and worked the ball around the box to get Portland their third-straight win. The two-goal output was his first such performance since 2012.

F: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) – Broke out of his slump to net a brace in Seattle’s 3-1 win vs. Real Salt Lake.

F: Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact) – Had two more goals, sterling No. 9 play and was a pure force of will in Montreal’s 2-1 win against Toronto.

Coach: Mauro Biello (Montreal Impact) – With the help of his star player, ensured a perfect ending to an incredible end-of-season run.

Bench: Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls), Jackson (Toronto FC), Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls), Victor Ulloa (FC Dallas), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver Whitecaps), Jack McInerney (Columbus Crew SC)

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