MLS Best XI: A new order

LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane, earning his fourth consecutive selection, was the only repeat selection on the 2015 MLS Best XI. The 10 first-year players include two players who made their MLS debuts in 2015: Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Montreal's Laurent Ciman.

MLS Best XI:
Goalkeeper:
Luis Robles (NY Red Bulls)
Defenders:
Laurent Ciman (Montreal)
Kendall Waston (Vancouver)
Matt Hedges (FC Dallas)
Midfielders:
Benny Feilhaber (Sporting KC)
Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas)
Dax McCarty (NY Red Bulls)
Ethan Finlay (Columbus)
Forwards:
Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC)
Kei Kamara (Columbus)
Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)

The 2015 Best XI features players from eight MLS clubs -- two each on MLS conference finalists Columbus, FC Dallas and New York -- and representing seven different senior national teams.

In addition to Ciman and Giovinco, the Crew's Kei Kamara did not play in MLS last season.

Voting for the 2015 MLS Best XI was conducted through write-in votes from MLS players, club leadership and media members. The highest vote-getters from submissions formed a 3-4-3 formation.
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4 comments about "MLS Best XI: A new order".
  1. C Stephans, November 30, 2015 at 9:12 a.m.

    Not a single US national team player.

  2. Scot Sutherland, November 30, 2015 at 2:05 p.m.

    He retired at age 33. We'll have to see if the MLS academies are able to produce anything except robotized clones. Perhaps Jordan Morris has the right idea. Train with the academy and play for a team that allows him to try stuff. Zardes started out as a very creative player that was willing to try stuff. When it didn't always work out the solution was to robotize him.

  3. Ric Fonseca, November 30, 2015 at 6 p.m.

    Keane!!!??? Really? And, yeah, C Stephans has a very good question: Why on USMNT players on this vaunted list??? I also question the selection process and the make up of the "voters..."

  4. Andrew Kear, December 2, 2015 at 9:53 p.m.

    This is further evidence Klinsmann does not know how to pick the best players. The positive is that second-rate MLS players are probably good enough to qualify for the world cup.

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