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Basti & Niko Named To MLS Team Of The Week

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The Big Handsome German gets a nod at his new position while #NoNikoNoParty stays strong

MLS: Columbus Crew at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

On the heels of the Chicago Fire’s first win of the 2018 season, two Men In Red have been named to the MLS Team Of The Week.

Bastian Schweinsteiger was named to the best XI for Week 6. Basti was listed as a defender in the TOTW, owing to his spending a long stretch of the game at his possibly-new position as central defender or libero.

Nemanja Nikolic was named as a substitute for the TOTW on the strength of his game-winning goal against Columbus this weekend (his fourth of the season).

Here’s the full TOTW:

GK: Tim Melia (Sporting Kansas City)

DEF: Andrew Farrell (New England Revolution), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire), Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United), Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake)

MID: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Wilfried Zahabo (New England Revolution), Julian Gressel (Atlanta United)

FW: Dom Dwyer (Orlando City), Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City)

Bench: Andrew Tarbell (San Jose Earthquakes), Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City), Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United), Sebastian Blanco (Portland Timbers), Magnus Eriksson (San Jose Earthquakes), Fafa Picault (Philadelphia Union), Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago Fire)

Coach: Gerardo “Tata” Martino (Atlanta United)