MLS Best XI: Three Homegrown players are among eight first-time selections

Until 2020, just one Homegrown player has been selected to MLS's Best XI: D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid in 2014.

That changed with three Homegrown players picked to the 2020 team: Philadelphia's Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie and Seattle's Jordan Morris.

They were among the eight first-time selections and four U.S. national team players on the team, the most since 2015.

Walker Zimmerman and Alejandro Pozuelo earned Best XI nods for the second year in a row. Philadelphia keeper Andre Blake was a Best XI pick in 2015.

Among those selected for the first time was Diego Chara, who is playing in his 10th season in MLS.

2020 MLS Best XI:
Goalkeeper: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)
Defenders: Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Diego Chara (Portland Timbers), Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders), Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC)
Forwards: Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Diego Rossi (LAFC), Raúl Ruidiaz (Seattle Sounders FC).

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