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ProSoccerTalk’s MLS awards choices: Staff picks for Best XI

Nov 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

We continue to roll out our choices for the league’s top defender, top goalkeeper, top rookie, MVP and more:

Today we look at ProSoccerTalk’s writer’s picks for Major League Soccer’s Best XI teams:

Steve Davis’ MLS Best XI (3-4-3):source:

  • GK: Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake
  • DF: Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City
  • DF: Jose Goncalves, New England Revolution
  • DF: Chris Klute, Colorado Rapids
  • MF: Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake
  • MF: Will Johnson, Portland Timbers
  • MF: Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders
  • MF: Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers
  • F: Mike Magee, Chicago Fire
  • F: Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
  • F: Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact

Richard Farley’s MLS Best XI (4-3-3):source:

  • GK: Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake
  • RB: Hassoun Camara, Montréal Impact
  • CB: Aurélien Collin, Sporting Kansas City
  • CB: Jose Goncalves, New England Revolution
  • LB: Chris Klute, Colorado Rapids
  • DM: Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake
  • MF: Will Johnson, Portland Timbers
  • MF: Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers
  • FW Mike Magee, Chicago Fire
  • FW: Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
  • FW: Camilo Sanvezzo, Vancouver Whitecaps

Joe Prince-Wright’s MLS Best XI (4-2-3-1):source:

  • GK: Luis Robles, New York Red Bulls
  • RB: DeAndre Yedlin, Seattle Sounders
  • CB: Jose Goncalves, New England Revolution
  • CB: Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City
  • LB: Chris Klute, Colorado Rapids
  • DMF: Will Johnson, Portland Timbers
  • DMF: Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders
  • MF: Mike Magee, Chicago Fire
  • MF: Marco Di Vaio, Montreal Impact
  • MF: Camilo Sanvezzo; Vancouver Whitecaps
  • FW: Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy

Wednesday: Defender of the Year
Thursday: Goalkeeper of the Year
Friday: Rookie of the Year
Monday: Coach of the Y
Tuesday: MLS Most Valuable Player
Wednesday: MLS Best XI

  1. mlsconvert88888 - Nov 27, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Man, I just spent way too much time trying to decide in my mind which one of these line ups would beat the other two.
    All are good selections, but I’m thinking I’d put my money on Joe’s line up

    • joeyt360 - Nov 27, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      Farley’s would win–it’s the only one with a formation a real team would actually play. Davis has only 3 defenders, and one of them’s a wide back, no one would do that. Prince-Wright’s is slightly better, but he has four #9s and no #10.

  2. hildezero - Nov 27, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    My vote is on JPDUB for the best lineup.
    Mine would be: (3-4-2-1)

    GK: Nick Rimando – Salt Lake
    RCB: Matt Besler – Kansas City
    CB: Omar Gonzalez – Los Angeles
    LCB: Jose Goncalves – New England
    RM: Clint Dempsey – Seattle Sounders
    RCM: Osvaldo Alonso – Seattle Sounders
    LCM: Kyle Beckerman – Salt Lake
    LM: Diego Valeri – Portland Timbers
    RF: Marco Di Vaio – Montreal Impact
    ST: Robbie Keane – Los Angeles
    LF: Thierry Henry – New York

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