As we hit the mid-way point of the MLS season, it is time to look at the players who have enjoyed the best seasons in the league.
There are plenty of worthy candidates for the Mid-Season MLS Best XI, including some no-brainer selections like Chris Wondolowski and Dwayne DeRosario. Some positions are very tough to choose from, like defensive midfield, where Kyle Beckerman and Osvaldo Alonso are both worthy selections.
The SBI Mid-Season MLS Best XI was voted on by SBI's editorial staff and comprises of our picks for players at all 11 positions in a 4-4-2 formation. So no, our midfield doesn't have two playmakers and zero defensive midfielders like the fan-voted MLS All-Star First XI.
Eight teams are represented in the Mid-Season Best XI, and it shouldn't come as a surprise that San Jose, D.C. United and Real Salt Lake are the only squads with multiple selections in the first team.
Here are SBI's selections for the Mid-Season MLS Best XI:
SBI MID-SEASON MLS BEST XI
———-Chris Wondolowski——Thierry Henry————-
Chris Pontius———————————-Landon Donovan
Gonzalo Segares—————————–Steven Beitashour
—————Aurelien Collin—Jamison Olave—————-
——————Will Bruin——–Kenny Cooper————–
Brad Davis—————————————Marvin Chavez
Daniel Woolard———————————-Lee Young-Pyo
——————Carlos Valdes—-Jay DeMerit—————–
What did you think of our selections? Who is missing that you think should have made the team? What player are you happy to see honored?
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