Traore earns third Team of the Week honor

The defender was key to Seattle's shutout of Chivas USA over the weekend.

The Sounders FC have their first three-time representative on the Team of the Week and it’s first-year defender Djimi Traore after a 2-0 win over Chivas USA on Saturday.

Traore finished the match with a team-high eight interceptions while completing 83.7-percent of his passes in the shutout victory.

Traore is joined by two Puget Sound natives on a Team of the Week that features five players from two Eastern Conference teams. The goalkeeper is Gig Harbor native Tally Hall (Houston Dynamo); defenders Mateo Ferrari (Montrel Impact, YP Lee (Vancouver Whitecaps) and Jose Goncalves (New England Revolution); midfielders Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake), Felipe Martins (Montreal Impact) and Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution); and forwards Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution), Blas Perez (FC Dallas) and Atiba Harris (Colorado Rapids).

The Sounders will meet the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday at 7:30 pm PT at CenturyLink Field with live television coverage on NBC Sports.

Here are the previous winners for the Sounders FC:
Week 1: D DeAndre Yedlin
Week 3: F Eddie Johnson
Week 4: D Djimi Traore
Week 5: GK Michael Gspurning
Week 11: Traore, M Mauro Rosales, F Lamar Neagle, coach Sigi Schmid.
Week 12: Johnson, Neagle.
Week 14: Traore.