MLS is Back Tournament Best XI presented by BODYARMOR

The Portland Timbers were crowned champions of the MLS is Back Tournament on Tuesday and now it's time to name the best players from the tournament. Below you can find the Best XI from MLS is Back as voted on by the media.

FORWARDS

Diego Rossi, Forward, LAFC

Rossi captured the MLS is Back Tournament Golden Boot presented by Audi with seven goals, two more than any other player. The 22-year-old was also named the MLS is Back Young Player of the Tournament presented by AT&T 5G after leading all players with 10 combined goals and assists. Stats and highlights

Nani, Forward, Orlando City SC

Nani helped Orlando to an MLS is Back Tournament Final appearance behind four assists (tied for third-most) and three goals (tied for sixth-most) in tournament play. Nani’s seven combined goals and assists were third most in the tournament. Stats and highlights

Jeremy Ebobisse, Forward, Portland Timbers

Ebobisse scored four goals in the MLS is Back Tournament, tied for third most in the tournament. The 23-year-old’s three goals scored during the 2020 MLS regular season are tied for fifth-most on the season. Ebobisse experienced a breakout 2019 season with a team-high 11 goals and was the only Timber to appear in all 34 regular season matches. Stats and highlights

MIDFIELDERS

Brenden Aaronson, Midfielder, Philadelphia Union

Aaronson emerged as the main creator for Philadelphia at the MLS is Back Tournament, registering a team-high three assists, tied for seventh-most in the tournament. A product of the Union Academy, Aaronson signed a Homegrown Player contract ahead of the 2019 season, registering three goals and two assists across 28 appearances while being named a finalist for the MLS Rookie of the Year award. Stats and highlights

Sebastian Blanco, Midfielder, Portland Timbers

Blanco was named MLS is Back Player of the Tournament presented by adidas after helping the Timbers to the tournament title. The Argentine registered five assists, tied for the most in the tournament, while his three goals were tied for sixth. Stats and highlights

Diego Chara, Midfielder, Portland Timbers

Chara manned the Timbers midfield, playing a full 90 minutes in each of the club’s seven matches and tying for the tournament lead with 630 minutes played. The defensive midfielder has logged over 23,000 minutes played since joining Portland in 2011, helping the club to MLS Cup appearances in 2015 and 2018, winning the former. Stats and highlights

DEFENDERS

Larrys Mabiala, Defender, Portland Timbers

Mabiala started and played a full 90 minutes in six of Portland’s seven matches in the MLS is Back Tournament. The defender assisted on the game-winning goal in the Timbers 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on July 18 before scoring a goal in the club’s 2-1 win against Orlando City SC in the MLS is Back Tournament Final. Stats and highlights

Mark McKenzie, Defender, Philadelphia Union

McKenzie played a full 90 minutes in each of Philadelphia’s six matches at the MLS is Back Tournament, leading a backline that posted two clean sheets and allowed a mere five goals in six matches played. Stats and highlights

João Moutinho, Defender, Orlando City <script src=" src="https://league-mp7static.mlsdigital.net/images/Moutinho_Sticker.png" style="margin-bottom:0 !important;" />

Moutinho played a full 90 minutes in each of Orlando’s seven matches at the MLS is Back Tournament, playing a tournament-best 630 minutes while anchoring a defense that allowed a mere seven goals across those contests. The 22-year-old provided an assist in a 3-1 victory over New York City FC on July 14 and scored the equalizing goal in the 90th minute in an eventual 1(5)-1(4) penalty kick shootout victory over his former club LAFC in the MLS is Back Tournament Quarterfinal. Stats and highlights

Ruan, Defender, Orlando City SC

Ruan played all but six minutes across Orlando’s seven matches, recording 624 minutes played on a backline that allowed seven goals across as many contests. The 25-year-old contributed an assist on the game-winning goal in Orlando’s 3-1 Group Stage victory over New York City FC on July 14. Stats and highlights

GOALKEEPER

Andre Blake, Goalkeeper, Philadelphia Union

Blake garnered the MLS is Back Tournament Golden Glove presented by Allstate after leading all tournament goalkeepers with 32 saves and an 86.5 save percentage and helping the Union to an appearance in the Semifinals. Stats and highlights

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