Week 15 of the 2016 Major League Soccer season was a particularly pleasant one for Sporting Kansas City.
In addition to knocking off FC Dallas 2-0 on Sunday at Children's Mercy Park, a handful of other Western Conference sides dropped points against their Eastern Conference counterparts. By the end of the weekend, Sporting Kansas City had vaulted from eighth to fourth in the West.
Midfielder Benny Feilhaber and right back Saad Abdul-Salaam led the way Sunday, landing spots on the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week. Feilhaber played a part in both goals, assisting the opener on a set piece delivery to Lawrence Olum and scoring the second from the penalty spot. Abdul-Salaam contributed to a second consecutive shutout while adding a game-high seven interceptions as FC Dallas managed just one shot on goal.
A second-year defender who joined the club out of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, Abdul-Salaam earns MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week honors for the first time in his career. Feilhaber capped an excellent week in which he scored a goal and an assist in consecutive games, first doing so in a 2-1 U.S. Open Cup victory at Minnesota United FC on Wednesday.
Sporting Kansas City resumes its regular season campaign on Saturday, traveling to face Didier Drogba and Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo. The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT on 38 The Spot, SKCTV, Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM.