MLS: The 25 Greatest

As part of its celebration of its 25th season, which concludes Saturday with MLS Cup, Major League Soccer announced the 25 Greatest, honoring the 25 best players in league history, as selected by a panel of players, coaches, executives, media.

*U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame member.
*Jeff Agoos (Five-time winner of MLS Cup, second-most in league history.)
Kyle Beckerman (Second-most all-time with 498 career league appearances.)
David Beckham(Two-time winner of both MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield.)

*Carlos Bocanegra (Two-time winner of MLS Defender of the Year award.)
Dwayne De Rosario (Six-time member of the MLS Best XI.)

Clint Dempsey (72 goals and 42 assists in 9 seasons.)
Landon Donovan (Won most MLS Cups -- 6 -- and on most Best XI teams -- 7.)
Marco Etcheverry (MVP in MLS Cup ’96 with assists on all three goals.)
Robin Fraser (Five-time Best XI pick, most of any defender.)
Sebastian Giovinco (Scored 68 goals and added 52 assists in 114 league games.)

Kevin Hartman (Ranks second all-time in goalkeeper wins (180), shutouts (112)
*Cobi Jones (Two-time winner of MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield and Open Cup.)
Robbie Keane (MLS Cup winner in first three of four seasons and 2014 MLS Cup.)
Chad Marshall (Three-time Defender of the Year, most in MLS history)
Josef Martinez (Newest arrival in league scored 77 goals in first three seasons.)
*Tony Meola (MVP for 2000 season, only keeper ever so honored.)
Jaime Moreno (One of two players in MLS history 100+ goals and assists.)
*Eddie Pope (One of four starters from D.C. United 1996 team on list.)
*Preki (Only player to win MVP award on two occasions, in 1997 and 2003.)
Steve Ralston (First Rookie of the Year in 1996 recorded 135 career assists.)
Nick Rimando (All-time leader in MLS appearances, shutouts, saves and PK saves.)

Carlos Valderrama (Holds single-season record with 26 assists in 2000.)
Diego Valeri (One of only three players to reach 80+ goals and assists.)
Chris Wondolowski (All-time leading scorer with 166 goals.)
Bradley Wright-Phillips (Twice winner of Golden Boot, sixth all-time with 116 goals.)

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3 comments about "MLS: The 25 Greatest".
  1. Joe Lancello, December 10, 2020 at 8:58 a.m.

    No Mauricio Cienfuegos????

  2. Wallace Wade, December 10, 2020 at 9:21 a.m.

    They left out Ronnie O'Brien??

  3. Kerry Solomon, December 10, 2020 at 5:31 p.m.

    Where is Taylor Twellman?

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