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ProSoccerTalk’s MLS Best XI selections

Nov 22, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

Major League Soccer will release the bulk of its awards next week as part of the build-up to MLS Cup. A few of the biggies are already out, like MLS Defender of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

Major League Soccer releases its official Best XI on Monday. But there’s not waiting on our selections, so chew on these along with your delicious Thanksgiving bird.

(MORE: The MLS awards release schedule, plus links to ProSoccerTalk’s award conversations)

From ProSoccerTalk writer Noah Davis

source: Getty Images

Goalkeeper

Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting Kansas City

Defenders

Gonzalo Segares, Chicago Fire

Victor Barnardez, San Jose Earthquakes

Kevin Alston, New England Revolution

Midfielders

Landon Donovan, Los Angele Galaxy

Chris Pontius, D.C. United

Dax McCarty, New York Red Bulls

Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City

Forwards

Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose

From ProSoccerTalk writer Richard Farley

source: Getty Images

Goalkeeper

Andy Gruenebuam, Columbus Crew

Defenders

Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes

Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City

Aurelien Collin, Sporting Kansas City

Jay DeMerit, Vancouver Whitecaps

Midfielders

Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders

Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake

Patrice Bernier, Montreal Impact

Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City

Forwards

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

From ProSoccerTalk writer Steve Davis

source: Getty Images

Goalkeeper

Andy Gruenebuam, Columbus Crew

Defenders

Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes

Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City

Jay DeMerit, Vancouver Whitecaps

Midfielders

Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders

Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City

Roger Espinoza, Sporting Kansas City

Dax McCarty, New York Red Bulls

Forwards

Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes

  1. danielofthedale - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    My Best XI

    GK–Andy Gruenebuam,

    DEF–Lee Young-Pyo–Matt Besler–Victor Bernardez–Gonzalo Segares

    MID–Marvin Chaves–Osvaldo Alonso–Graham Zusi –Chris Pontius

    FWD–Thierry Henry–Chris Wondolowski,

    Honrobel Mention: Jimmy Nielsen, Jay Demerit, Carlos Valdes, Landon Donavon, Roger Espinoza, Mauro Rosales, Dwayne de Rosario, Robbie Keane, Kenny Cooper

  2. mlscoveragesucks - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Gk- Tally Hall
    Defenders
    Bernardez-Boswell-Demerit
    Midfield
    Zusi

    • mlscoveragesucks - Nov 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM

      Zusi-Boniek Garcia-Brad davis-Pontius
      Forwards
      Wondo-Keane

    • east96st - Nov 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM

      Tally Hall is a solid keeper. But there is absolutely no way you can say he was the best this year. Gruenebaum faced 37 more shots than Hall, with a significantly worse defense in front of him, yet only allowed two more goals than Hall. Gruenebaum save % 75, Hall 68%.

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