Harrison Afful - 9.14.19 - Atlanta United

Afful, Diaz named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week

Luis Diaz capped off a stellar week with a starting midfield spot on MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week while Harrison Afful earned a spot as a reserve defender for his first nomination of the season.

Each of Diaz's two shots vs. Atlanta United led to a goal, first with Gyasi Zardes banging home an open rebound to equalize:

Then, Diaz committed a step-over on ATL's Miles Robinson to open up space and bend in an impressive shot from 18-yards out:

Afful played a full 90 minutes at rightback to help limit one of the League's best home teams to four shots on target overall, including zero shots on frame in the second half. The 33-year-old recorded a match-high 12 possessions gained to go along with three tackles, two clearances, and two interceptions.

The Crew's victory snapped a four-match home winning streak for Atlanta as part of a larger 11-match home unbeaten run. Additionally, Saturday was the first time since May 12 that Atlanta was held to one goal or less in regular-season play.

Crew SC's 2019 MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week honorees:

Date (& Match Week) Opponent(s) Honoree(s)
March 2, 2019 (Week 1) Gaston Sauro - Defender
March 9, 2019 (Week 2) Gyasi Zardes - Forward; Caleb Porter - Coach
March 16, 2019 (Week 3) Gaston Sauro - Defender; Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper
March 30, 2019 (Week 5) Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper
April 6, 2019 (Week 6) Zack Steffen - Goalkeeper
May 8 & 11, 2019 (Week 11) Federico Higuain - Midfielder
June 1, 2019 (Week 14) Pedro Santos - Midfielder
July 20, 2019 (Week 20) David Accam - Midfielder
July 27, 2019 (Week 21) Pedro Santos - Forward
Aug. 3, 2019 (Week 22) Eloy Room- Goalkeeper
Aug. 10, 2019 (Week 23) Pedro Santos - Midfielder
Aug. 25, 2019 (Week 25) Gyasi Zardes - Forward
Sept. 14, 2019 (Week 28) Luis Diaz - Midfielder; Harrison Afful - Bench

Up next, Crew SC travels to face the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. ET.

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