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Mora named to MLS Team of the Week; Clark included on the bench

Felipe Mora’s prowess in front of goal lands him in the MLS Team of the Week; Steve Clark named to the bench.

SOCCER: AUG 18 MLS - Portland Timbers at Sporting Kansas City Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Major League Soccer announced today that Portland Timbers forward Felipe Mora was included in the MLS Team of the Week for Week 23. Goalkeeper Steve Clark was named to the Team of the Week bench.

Mora played an integral role in Portland’s 2-0 win against the Houston Dynamo. The forward’s header was saved into the path of Yimmi Chara, who opened the scoring in Houston. The Chilean also won and scored a penalty kick to double the Timbers’ lead.

Mora also scored against the Seattle Sounders on Aug. 29th. His late goal made it 2-0 and ensured that Portland would leave Seattle with all three points. Mora has registered a team-high nine goals and four assists, both of which are Mora’s career bests with the Timbers.

Clark and the Timbers have won two straight road games and kept clean sheets in both matches. Portland’s keeper was called upon to make crucial saves in both matches.

The Portland Timbers will play the Vancouver Whitecaps on Friday, Sept. 10. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. (Pacific) at BC Place. This match will conclude the Timbers’ five-match road trip.