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Toronto FC duo Ayo Akinola, Alex Bono named to MLS Week 16 Team of the Week

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For the 14th time this season, a Toronto FC player is honoured in the MLS Team of the Week.

MLS: Toronto FC at New England Revolution
Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono (25) defends against a penalty shot hit high by New England Revolution forward Adam Buksa.
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TORONTO, Canada—Major League Soccer revealed its latest Team of the Week following Week 16 action and it once again boasted a pair of Toronto FC players.

After scoring the game-winner in The Reds’ 1-0 win over the New England Revolution on Wednesday, striker Ayo Akinola found his name back among the week’s top performers for the third time this season. The Homegrown attacker’s goal was his team-leading eighth of the campaign as the 20 year old is leading MLS in goals per 90 and expected-goals per 90 this season.

Goalkeeper Alex Bono, meanwhile, also found his name on the MLS Team of the Week for the second time this season. The TFC no. 2 made six saves and did his part to force a missed penalty to post his third clean sheet in as many appearances. The 26 year old’s start was his 100th for the club, and in the process he picked up his 50th 52nd victory, and established a new franchise record for clean sheets (29) passing Stefan Frei on the club’s all-time list.

Toronto FC (10-2-4) are currently first in the Supporters Shield race and have been a constant presence in the MLS Team of the Week this season. Seven different members of the club have been honoured on 14 different occasions so far in 2020.

Achara (Week 2)
Ayo Akinola (MLS is Back Week 1, MLS is Back Week 2, Week 16)
Alejandro Pozuelo (MLS is Back Week 1, MLS is Back Week 2, Week 6, Week 7, Week 15)
Pablo Piatti (Week 6)
Alex Bono (Week 13, Week 16)
Richie Laryea (Week 14)
Greg Vanney (Week 14)

You can find the full MLS Week 16 Team of the Week below.