Whitecaps defender Ali Adnan named to MLS ‘Team of the Week’

Vancouver Whitecaps defender Ali Adnan is being recognized for helping his team to a much-needed victory over Toronto FC.

The Iraqi national was named to Major League Soccer’s “Team of the Week” on Monday.

Adnan had a pair of assists in the Whitecaps’ gritty 3-2 win over Toronto in Vancouver on Saturday.

He now has four assists and a goal in nine games this season.

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for Vancouver (3-6-0) and awarded the squad three crucial points in both the MLS standings and the round-robin portion of this year’s Canadian Championship.

Fellow ‘Caps Michael Baldisimo and Thomas Hasal were also recognized by the league and put on the “Team of the Week” bench.

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