Showcasing Excellence: The Top Performers from MLS Matchday 11

There’s a divide in Major League Soccer between the Lionel Messi, Inter Miami, faction, and the rest.

Beyond the Messi mania, there’s an array of stories and standout performances to explore.

This week, Messi appears on track to secure his second MLS Player of the Matchday award out of ten so far. His stellar display in New England solidifies him as my top pick for standout player of the week.

The Top Pair

With a 9.4 FotMob rating, Lionel Messi dazzled in front of a record-breaking crowd at the Gillette Stadium.

A whopping 65,612 fans filled the stands to watch Miami take down New England Revolution 4-1. Messi shone with a goal in each half, overshadowing Tomas Chancalay’s early opener for the Revs. Notably, Messi’s second goal, assisted by Sergio Busquets, showcased brilliant teamwork.

In addition to scoring, Messi played a vital role in setting up Miami’s other goals. Although New England faltered in front of their home crowd and slipped to the bottom of the standings, Inter Miami’s offensive prowess remains unmatched.

With a 9.1 FotMob rating, Christian Benteke was instrumental in DC United’s 2-1 victory over Seattle Sounders, securing the team’s first win in four matches.

Benteke’s brace, including a penalty and a powerful header, elevated him to eight goals for the season, trailing closely behind Messi in the Golden Boot race.

Also garnering attention is Timothy Tillman of LAFC, who delivered a standout performance in a 3-2 win against Portland Timbers.

Despite LAFC’s rocky start to the season, Tillman’s critical goal and dynamic midfield runs have played a crucial role in the team’s recent success.

Luciano Acosta of FC Cincinnati continued to demonstrate his playmaking skills in a thrilling 2-1 victory over Colorado Rapids.

A prolific chance creator, Acosta showcased his talent in setting up chances for his teammates, ultimately contributing to Cincinnati’s triumph.

Austin FC’s Jádar Obrian made significant contributions in a 2-0 victory against LA Galaxy, assisting in the opener and scoring a goal of his own.

Obrian’s standout plays were pivotal in securing Austin FC’s fourth win in five matches. His precise finishes showcased his impact on the team’s success.

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