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Jonathan selected to MLS Team of the Week

The center-back had an impressive performance against FC Dallas.

MLS: Columbus Crew at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Columbus Crew SC didn’t go unrepresented on MLS’s Team of the Week as center back Jonathan Mensah was selected by the league thanks to his performance in the team’s scoreless road draw against FC Dallas last Saturday.

Approaching the end of his second regular season with Crew SC, the Ghanaian international was a stud against the Western Conference leaders, heading the team’s backline with a game-high 11 clearances to go along with one tackle and one block.

The two-time World Cup veteran was also very efficient when he had the ball, as Jonathan totaled 53 touches and 38 passes for a 97.4 percent passing rate, the highest rate among all 28 players who stepped on the field at the Toyota Park.

It was Jonathan’s second Team of the Week selection of the 2018 season as the defender, who has started 22 of Crew SC’s 29 matches so far, was also included in the team after Week 12, when the Black & Gold defeated the New England Revolution 1-0 on the road.

Columbus had players selected for the Team of the Week 16 times out of 29 possible, with a total of 30 selections, spread among 16 players and head coach Gregg Berhalter.