The 23 year old Zakuani tied for the team lead with 10 goals for the Sounders last season to go along with 6 assists. Zakuani was also tied for the team's scoring lead this season with a pair of goals in 6 games. Zakuani was a star at Akron where he led the nation in goals in 2008 with 20. As a rookie in 2009, Zakuani led all first-year players in goals (4) and assists (4). Zakuani made his international debut playing for the Democratic Republic of Congo in November of last year.
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Ferreira, the reigning MVP, finished last season with 8 goals and 13 assists in 30 games and then added another 2 goals and 3 assists in 4 playoff games. At the time of his injury this year, Ferreira had already tallied 3 goals to lead Dallas. The 31 year old midfielder is in his 3rd MLS season on loan from Brazilian Clube Atletico Paranaense. He played internationally with Colombia most recently in October of 2008 against Paraguay.
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