On paper, Bobby Shuttleworth has stumbled through the first two weeks of 2015. After conceding three goals in week one--and failing to make a single save--the Revolution shotstopper allowed a pair of goals in week two. The statistics, however, look fairly misleading. Shuttleworth never had an opportunity to impact the 3-0 loss to Seattle and made seven difference-making saves in the 2-0 loss to NYCFC, stonewalling star forward David Villa on multiple occasions.
For his efforts, Shuttleworth earned a spot on MLS Team of Week, serving as the first Revolution player to earn recognition in 2015.
MLS Team of the Week (Week Two)
GK: Bobby Shuttleworth (New England Revolution) - An outstanding performance with seven saves - including several fantastic point-blank stops - to keep the Revs in it at Yankee Stadium.
D: Rafael Ramos (Orlando City SC) - His tireless work in Houston proved fruitful as Orlando City got their first win in MLS, beating the Dynamo 1-0.
D: Sam Adekugbe (Vancouver Whitecaps) - His two blocks in the first half helped keep the Fire off the board as the Whitecaps won 1-0 in Bridgeview.
M: Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers) - Faded for much of the second half but played vital roles in both goals and looked more like they player we all hope he'll be in the first half as the Timbers drew with the Galaxy 2-2.
M: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake) - Not only did he put in a free kick (helped by a slight deflection), but the veteran midfielder provided great service all night in RSL's 3-3 draw with the Union.
M: Justin Meram (Columbus Crew SC) - Opened the scoring and was very dangerous on the night, firing off seven shots in Crew SC's win.
F: David Villa (New York City FC) - Yeah, he could've scored a few more, but that goal was marvelous, and the assist was even better. A season like that, and he'll get his name up in Monument Park.
F: Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) - He just scores goals and showed that again with two cold-blooded strikes against the Sounders.
F: Blas Pérez (FC Dallas) - Scored two goals, provided decent hold-up play and mixed in his usual blend of craftiness and cunning.
Coach: Dominic Kinnear (San Jose Earthquakes) - Started a rookie in the center of midfield and was able to hold onto the lead despite being down a man for 40 minutes.
Bench: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Jason Hernandez (New York City FC), Darwin Cerén (Orlando City SC), Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Octavio Rivero (Vancouver Whitecaps), Fanendo Adi (Portland Timbers), Fernando Aristeguieta (Philadelphia Union)
Shuttleworth is also up for Week 2's Save of the Week for this stop on NYCFC striker David Villa:
NYCFC keeper Josh Saunders is also up for Save of the Week for his point blank save on Juan Agudelo.