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The MLS Best XI is an annual acknowledgement of the best eleven players in Major League Soccer.

WinnersEdit

Year Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1996
[1]
  Mark Dodd, Dallas   Leonel Álvarez, Dallas
  John Doyle, San Jose
  Robin Fraser, Los Angeles
  Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles
  Roberto Donadoni, MetroStars
  Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
  Preki, Kansas City
  Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay
  Eduardo Hurtado, Los Angeles
  Roy Lassiter, Tampa Bay
1997
[1]
  Brad Friedel, Columbus   Jeff Agoos, D.C. United
  Thomas Dooley, Columbus
  Richard Gough, Kansas City
  Eddie Pope, D.C. United
  Mark Chung, Kansas City
  Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
  Preki, Kansas City
  Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay
  Ronald Cerritos, San Jose
  Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
1998
[1]
  Zach Thornton, Chicago   Thomas Dooley, Columbus
  Robin Fraser, Los Angeles
  Luboš Kubík, Chicago
  Eddie Pope, D.C. United
  Chris Armas, Chicago
  Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles
  Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
  Piotr Nowak, Chicago
  Stern John, Columbus
  Cobi Jones, Los Angeles
1999
[1]
  Kevin Hartman, Los Angeles   Jeff Agoos, D.C. United
  Luboš Kubík, Chicago
  Robin Fraser, Los Angeles
  Chris Armas, Chicago
  Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles
  Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
  Eddie Lewis, San Jose
  Steve Ralston, Tampa Bay
  Jason Kreis, Dallas
  Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
2000
[1]
  Tony Meola, Kansas City   Robin Fraser, Los Angeles
  Greg Vanney, Los Angeles
  Peter Vermes, Kansas City
  Chris Armas, Chicago
  Piotr Nowak, Chicago
  Steve Ralston, Tampa Bay
  Hristo Stoichkov, Chicago
  Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay
  Mamadou Diallo, Tampa Bay
  Clint Mathis, MetroStars
2001
[1]
  Tim Howard, MetroStars   Jeff Agoos, San Jose
  Carlos Llamosa, Miami
  Pablo Mastroeni, Miami
  Greg Vanney, Los Angeles
  Chris Armas, Chicago
  Piotr Nowak, Chicago
  Preki, Miami
  Alex Pineda Chacón, Miami
  Diego Serna, Miami
  John Spencer, Colorado
2002
[1]
  Tim Howard, MetroStars   Wade Barrett, San Jose
  Carlos Bocanegra, Chicago
  Alexi Lalas, Los Angeles
  Mark Chung, Colorado
  Ronnie Ekelund, San Jose
  Óscar Pareja, Dallas
  Steve Ralston, New England
  Jeff Cunningham, Columbus
  Carlos Ruiz, Los Angeles
  Taylor Twellman, New England
2003
[1]
  Pat Onstad, San Jose   Carlos Bocanegra, Chicago
  Ryan Nelsen, D.C. United
  Eddie Pope, MetroStars
  Chris Armas, Chicago
  DaMarcus Beasley, Chicago
  Mark Chung, Colorado
  Landon Donovan, San Jose
  Preki, Kansas City
  Ante Razov, Chicago
  John Spencer, Colorado
2004
[1]
  Joe Cannon, Colorado   Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City
  Robin Fraser, Columbus
  Ryan Nelsen, D.C. United
  Eddie Pope, MetroStars
  Eddie Gaven, MetroStars
  Amado Guevara, MetroStars
  Ronnie O'Brien, Dallas
  Kerry Zavagnin, Kansas City
  Brian Ching, San Jose
  Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
2005
[1]
  Pat Onstad, San Jose   Chris Albright, Los Angeles
  Danny Califf, San Jose
  Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City
  Clint Dempsey, New England
  Dwayne De Rosario, San Jose
  Christian Gómez, D.C. United
  Shalrie Joseph, New England
  Ronnie O'Brien, Dallas
  Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
  Taylor Twellman, New England
2006
[1]
  Troy Perkins, D.C. United   Bobby Boswell, D.C. United
  Jose Burciaga Jr., Kansas City
  Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City
  Ricardo Clark, Houston
  Clint Dempsey, New England
  Dwayne De Rosario, Houston
  Christian Gómez, D.C. United
  Justin Mapp, Chicago
  Jeff Cunningham, Salt Lake
  Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
2007
[1]
  Brad Guzan, Chivas USA   Jonathan Bornstein, Chivas USA
  Michael Parkhurst, New England
  Eddie Robinson, Houston
  Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Columbus
  Dwayne De Rosario, Houston
  Christian Gómez, D.C. United
  Shalrie Joseph, New England
  Ben Olsen, D.C. United
  Juan Pablo Angel, Red Bulls
  Luciano Emilio, D.C. United
2008
[1]
  Jon Busch, Chicago   Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City
  Chad Marshall, Columbus
  Bakary Soumaré, Chicago
  Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Chicago
  Shalrie Joseph, New England
  Sacha Kljestan, Chivas USA
  Robbie Rogers, Columbus
  Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Columbus
  Kenny Cooper, Dallas
  Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
2009
[1]
  Zach Thornton, Chivas USA   Geoff Cameron, Houston
  Wilman Conde, Chicago
  Chad Marshall, Columbus
  Dwayne De Rosario, Toronto
  Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
  Stuart Holden, Houston
  Shalrie Joseph, New England
  Freddie Ljungberg, Seattle
  Conor Casey, Colorado
  Jeff Cunningham, Dallas
2010
[1]
  Donovan Ricketts, Los Angeles   Nat Borchers, Salt Lake
  Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
  Jámison Olave, Salt Lake
  Dwayne De Rosario, Toronto
  Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
  David Ferreira, Dallas
  Sébastien Le Toux, Philadelphia
  Javier Morales, Salt Lake
  Edson Buddle, Los Angeles
  Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
2011
[1]
  Kasey Keller, Seattle   Todd Dunivant, Los Angeles
  Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
  Jámison Olave, Salt Lake
  David Beckham, Los Angeles
  Brad Davis, Houston
  Dwayne De Rosario, D.C. United
  Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
  Brek Shea, Dallas
  Thierry Henry, Red Bulls
  Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
2012
[1]
  Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC   Víctor Bernárdez, San Jose
  Matt Besler, Sporting KC
  Aurélien Collin, Sporting KC
  Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle
  Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
  Chris Pontius, D.C. United
  Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
  Thierry Henry, Red Bulls
  Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
  Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
2013
[1]
  Donovan Ricketts, Portland   Matt Besler, Sporting KC
  José Gonçalves, New England
  Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
  Tim Cahill, Red Bulls
  Will Johnson, Portland
  Diego Valeri, Portland
  Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
  Marco Di Vaio, Montreal
  Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
  Mike Magee, Chicago
2014
[1]
  Bill Hamid, D.C. United   Bobby Boswell, D.C. United
  Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
  Chad Marshall, Seattle
  Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
  Thierry Henry, Red Bulls
  Lee Nguyen, New England
  Diego Valeri, Portland
  Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
  Obafemi Martins, Seattle
  Bradley Wright-Phillips, Red Bulls
2015
[1]
  Luis Robles, Red Bulls   Laurent Ciman, Montreal
  Matt Hedges, Dallas
  Kendall Waston, Vancouver
  Fabian Castillo, Dallas
  Benny Feilhaber, Sporting KC
  Ethan Finlay, Columbus
  Dax McCarty, Red Bulls
  Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto
  Kei Kamara, Columbus
  Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
2016
[1]
  Andre Blake, Philadelphia   Matt Hedges, Dallas
  Axel Sjöberg, Colorado
  Jelle Van Damme, Los Angeles
  Mauro Díaz, Dallas
  Giovani dos Santos, Los Angeles
  Sacha Kljestan, Red Bulls
  Ignacio Piatti, Montreal
  Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto
  David Villa, New York City
  Bradley Wright-Phillips, Red Bulls
2017
[1]
  Tim Melia, Sporting KC   Justin Morrow, Toronto
  Ike Opara, Sporting KC
  Kendall Waston, Vancouver
  Miguel Almirón, Atlanta
  Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto
  Diego Valeri, Portland
  Víctor Vázquez, Toronto
  Josef Martínez, Atlanta
  Nemanja Nikolić, Chicago
  David Villa, New York City
2018
[1]
  Zack Steffen, Columbus   Kemar Lawrence, Red Bulls
  Aaron Long, Red Bulls
  Chad Marshall, Seattle
  Luciano Acosta, D.C. United
  Miguel Almirón, Atlanta
  Ignacio Piatti, Montreal
  Carlos Vela, LAFC
  Zlatan Ibrahimović, Los Angeles
  Josef Martínez, Atlanta
  Wayne Rooney, D.C. United

Most Appearances by a PlayerEdit

Appearances by TeamEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w "MLS Fact and Record Book". Major League Soccer. p. 163. Retrieved August 3, 2018.