SBI MLS Best XI of the Month: March

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By IVES GALARCEP

Before the 2013 season began, FC Dallas, Montreal and Chivas USA weren’t consider serious threats to be among the best teams in the league, but all three enjoyed outstanding first months of the season to turn the league on its head and make us reconsider everything we thought we know about how this season would go.

The success of all three teams can be attributed to the strong form of a handful of players who were among the best in MLS in March. A total of five players from the three aforementioned teams made the SBI MLS Best XI for the month of March, with six others earning Honorable Mention nods.

For Montreal, the stellar play of Patrice Bernier made him a leading candidate for MLS Player of the Month, while FC Dallas was once again led by former MLS MVP David Ferreira. Chivas USA’s success was always going to be built around the strong goalkeeping of Dan Kennedy, and in March he was key to the team’s surprising run of form.

Here is a rundown of the SBI MLS Best XI for the month of March:

SBI MLS Best XI (March)

—————————-Robert Earnshaw———————–

Mike Magee–David-Ferreira—–Graham Zusi——–Jackson

—————————–Patrice Bernier————————–

Todd Dunivant–George John—Bobby Boswell–Josh Williams

——————————Dan Kennedy—————————–

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HONORABLE MENTION

Bill Hamid, Matt Reis, Hassoun Camara, Bobby Burling, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Amobi Okugo, Alessandro Nesta, Jermaine Taylor, Heath Pearce, Michel, Edgar Mejia, Ricardo Clark, Will Johnson, Daigo Kobayashi, Davy Arnaud, Juninho (LA), Dax McCarty, Oscar Boniek Garcia, Claudio Bieler, Federico Higuain, Jack McInerney, Juan Agudelo

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What do you think of this month’s selections? Who made the Best XI that you were happy to see honored? Who failed to make our list that you feel deserved consideration?

Share your thoughts below.

 

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19 Responses to SBI MLS Best XI of the Month: March

  1. Pepe says:

    Giles Barnes, yo

  2. Clyde Frog says:

    Gspurning?

  3. wilyboy says:

    That DC has two clean sheets and hasn’t let in twenty goals is a testament to Bill Hamid.

    Dan Kennedy is excellent, but he isn’t superman.

  4. Max says:

    Hamid the biggest snub here. Otherwise a solid list.

    • Ives Galarcep says:

      I really wanted to have two goalkeepers on first team, and had a hard time choosing between the two, but gave Kennedy the edge. Hamid probably has it locked up before the Crew game.

  5. CentralScrutinizer says:

    Think Robbie Keane should make Honorable Mention.

  6. Zac says:

    Saborio has 3 goals in 3 games. I’d think that at least warrants honorable mention.

  7. Zac Mac says:

    I believe you forgot my main man Saborio…

  8. Nick B says:

    Oh and also, no Yedlin on honorable mention? I know Seattle has been garbage but the kid has been their best player imo.

  9. Bob says:

    I think Keon Daniel deserves a look? LOL just kidding, solid list.

  10. Chris says:

    What does Ives hate Bill Hamid???? (half kidding)

  11. drew11 says:

    Bernier has been a beast so far. A real engine for MTL.

  12. TFC OZZ - Disgruntled TFC Fan says:

    Wow. A a TFC forward in that list? That sure doesn’t happen often.

  13. Good Jeremy says:

    Yedlin.