Columbus Crew’s Abubakar Lalas masterclass in defense against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday has earned him a place in MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week.
The two teams split points in a scoreless draw at CenturyLink Field, with Columbus limited to 10-men for nearly 75 minutes.
Abubakar was a key player in Saturday’s match. The defender solidified the backline and was a major factor in Columbus retuning home with a point thanks to a vital goal-line clearance to deny Seattle striker Will Bruin.
The Ghanaian played the full throttle and finished with six interceptions, four clearances and 25 successful passes.
Here is the full team below: