MLS Best XI

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The MLS Best XI is an acknowledgement of the best eleven players in the league in a given season for Major League Soccer in Canada and the United States.

Winners[edit]

Year Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
1996 United States Mark Dodd, Dallas Colombia Leonel Alvarez, Dallas
United States John Doyle, San Jose
United States Robin Fraser, Los Angeles
El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles
Italy Roberto Donadoni, MetroStars
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
United States Preki, Kansas City
Colombia Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay
Ecuador Eduardo Hurtado, Los Angeles
United States Roy Lassiter, Tampa Bay
1997 United States Brad Friedel, Columbus United States Jeff Agoos, D.C. United
United States Thomas Dooley, Columbus
Scotland Richard Gough, Kansas City
United States Eddie Pope, D.C. United
United States Mark Chung, Kansas City
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
United States Preki, Kansas City
Colombia Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay
El Salvador Ronald Cerritos, San Jose
Bolivia Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
1998 United States Zach Thornton, Chicago United States Thomas Dooley, Columbus
United States Robin Fraser, Los Angeles
Czech Republic Lubos Kubik, Chicago
United States Eddie Pope, D.C. United
United States Chris Armas, Chicago
El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
Poland Peter Nowak, Chicago
Trinidad and Tobago Stern John, Columbus
United States Cobi Jones, Los Angeles
1999 United States Kevin Hartman, Los Angeles United States Jeff Agoos, D.C. United
Czech Republic Lubos Kubik, Chicago
United States Robin Fraser, Los Angeles
United States Chris Armas, Chicago
El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos, Los Angeles
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry, D.C. United
United States Eddie Lewis, San Jose
United States Steve Ralston, Tampa Bay
United States Jason Kreis, Dallas
Bolivia Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
2000 United States Tony Meola, Kansas City United States Robin Fraser, Los Angeles
United States Greg Vanney, Los Angeles
United States Peter Vermes, Kansas City
United States Chris Armas, Chicago
Poland Peter Nowak, Chicago
United States Steve Ralston, Tampa Bay
Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov, Chicago
Colombia Carlos Valderrama, Tampa Bay
Senegal Mamadou Diallo, Tampa Bay
United States Clint Mathis, MetroStars
2001 United States Tim Howard, MetroStars United States Jeff Agoos, San Jose
United States Carlos Llamosa, Miami
United States Pablo Mastroeni, Miami
United States Greg Vanney, Los Angeles
United States Chris Armas, Chicago
Poland Peter Nowak, Chicago
United States Preki, Miami
Honduras Alex Pineda Chacon, Miami
Colombia Diego Serna, Miami
Scotland John Spencer, Colorado
2002 United States Tim Howard, MetroStars United States Wade Barrett, San Jose
United States Carlos Bocanegra, Chicago
United States Alexi Lalas, Los Angeles
United States Mark Chung, Colorado
Denmark Ronnie Ekelund, San Jose
Colombia Óscar Pareja, Dallas
United States Steve Ralston, New England
United States Jeff Cunningham, Columbus
Guatemala Carlos Ruiz, Los Angeles
United States Taylor Twellman, New England
2003 Canada Pat Onstad, San Jose United States Carlos Bocanegra, Chicago
New Zealand Ryan Nelsen, D.C. United
United States Eddie Pope, MetroStars
United States Chris Armas, Chicago
United States DaMarcus Beasley, Chicago
United States Mark Chung, Colorado
United States Landon Donovan, San Jose
United States Preki, Kansas City
United States Ante Razov, Chicago
Scotland John Spencer, Colorado
2004 United States Joe Cannon, Colorado United States Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City
United States Robin Fraser, Columbus
New Zealand Ryan Nelsen, D.C. United
United States Eddie Pope, MetroStars
United States Eddie Gaven, MetroStars
Honduras Amado Guevara, MetroStars
Republic of Ireland Ronnie O'Brien, Dallas
United States Kerry Zavagnin, Kansas City
United States Brian Ching, San Jose
Bolivia Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
2005 Canada Pat Onstad, San Jose United States Chris Albright, Los Angeles
United States Danny Califf, San Jose
United States Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City
United States Clint Dempsey, New England
Canada Dwayne De Rosario, San Jose
Argentina Christian Gomez, D.C. United
Grenada Shalrie Joseph, New England
Republic of Ireland Ronnie O'Brien, Dallas
Bolivia Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
United States Taylor Twellman, New England
2006 United States Troy Perkins, D.C. United United States Bobby Boswell, D.C. United
United States Jose Burciaga Jr., Kansas City
United States Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City
United States Ricardo Clark, Houston
United States Clint Dempsey, New England
Canada Dwayne De Rosario, Houston
Argentina Christian Gomez, D.C. United
United States Justin Mapp, Chicago
United States Jeff Cunningham, Salt Lake
Bolivia Jaime Moreno, D.C. United
2007 United States Brad Guzan, Chivas USA United States Jonathan Bornstein, Chivas USA
United States Michael Parkhurst, New England
United States Eddie Robinson, Houston
Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Columbus
Canada Dwayne De Rosario, Houston
Argentina Christian Gomez, D.C. United
Grenada Shalrie Joseph, New England
United States Ben Olsen, D.C. United
Colombia Juan Pablo Angel, New York
Brazil Luciano Emilio, D.C. United
2008 United States Jon Busch, Chicago United States Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City
United States Chad Marshall, Columbus
Mali Bakary Soumaré, Chicago
Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Chicago
Grenada Shalrie Joseph, New England
United States Sacha Kljestan, Chivas USA
United States Robbie Rogers, Columbus
Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Columbus
United States Kenny Cooper, Dallas
United States Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
2009 United States Zach Thornton, Chivas USA United States Geoff Cameron, Houston
Colombia Wilman Conde, Chicago
United States Chad Marshall, Columbus
Canada Dwayne DeRosario, Toronto
United States Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
United States Stuart Holden, Houston
Grenada Shalrie Joseph, New England
Sweden Freddie Ljungberg, Seattle
United States Conor Casey, Colorado
United States Jeff Cunningham, Dallas
2010 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts, Los Angeles United States Nat Borchers, Salt Lake
United States Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
Colombia Jámison Olave, Salt Lake
Canada Dwayne De Rosario, Toronto
United States Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
Colombia David Ferreira, Dallas
France Sébastien Le Toux, Philadelphia
Argentina Javier Morales, Salt Lake
United States Edson Buddle, Los Angeles
United States Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
2011 United States Kasey Keller, Seattle United States Todd Dunivant, Los Angeles
United States Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
Colombia Jámison Olave, Salt Lake
England David Beckham, Los Angeles
United States Brad Davis, Houston
Canada Dwayne De Rosario, D.C. United
United States Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
United States Brek Shea, Dallas
France Thierry Henry, New York
United States Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
2012 Denmark Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting KC Honduras Víctor Bernárdez, San Jose
United States Matt Besler, Sporting KC
France Aurélien Collin, Sporting KC
Cuba Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle
United States Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
United States Chris Pontius, D.C. United
United States Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
France Thierry Henry, New York
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
United States Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
2013 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts, Portland United States Matt Besler, Sporting KC
Portugal José Gonçalves, New England
United States Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
Australia Tim Cahill, New York
Canada Will Johnson, Portland
Argentina Diego Valeri, Portland
United States Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
Italy Marco Di Vaio, Montreal
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
United States Mike Magee, Chicago

Most Appearances by a Player[edit]

Appearances by Team[edit]

Club Appearances
Los Angeles Galaxy 29
D.C. United 24
Chicago Fire 22
KC Wizards/Sporting KC 19
San Jose Clash/Earthquakes 16
MetroStars/New York Red Bulls 13
Columbus Crew 11
New England Revolution 11
Dallas Burn/FC Dallas 10
Tampa Bay Mutiny 8
Chivas USA 7
Houston Dynamo 7
Colorado Rapids 6
Miami Fusion 6
Real Salt Lake 5
Portland Timbers 3
Seattle Sounders FC 3
Toronto FC 2
Montreal Impact 1
Philadelphia Union 1

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