Now, here's a list of the top-rated players by club.
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The Austin FC Designated Player arrived with plenty of pedigree during the 2021 season, posting gaudy goal-scoring numbers with River Plate and Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg before making the move to MLS.
The talented attacker has stuffed the stat sheet consistently during his time in MLS, which started with a four-season stint with D.C. United before his 2021 arrival to FC Cincinnati.
They don't get much more consistent between the posts than D.C. United's backstop. Hamid first joined in 2009 as a homegrown player and is rock-solid year after year.
Quignon excelled in the top-flight of his native Argentine with San Lorenzo, Newell's Old Boys and Lanus before making the move to MLS.
The Scottish attacker has been one of the league's most consistent players for a perennial contender ever since his 2018 arrival from Derby County in the English Championship.
An icon of the Mexican national team, the LA Galaxy striker is both one of the league's most well-known players and most lethal finishers in front of goal.
Vela, the author of the most statistically prolific single season in MLS history (34 goals, 15 assists in 2019), is unsurprisingly also the highest-rated player on this list.
One of the greatest goal-scorers of his generation during his distinguished career in Europe, Higuain brought plenty of star power with him following his 2020 arrival to Inter Miami.
Long has a great story, experiencing a meteoric rise from the USL Championship to winning the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year award and establishing himself as one of the USMNT's very best center backs.
Another longtime stalwart in goal, Blake is a three-time MLS All-Star and a two-time Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year award winner (2016, 2020).
The 2017 Landon Donovan MLS MVP winner is the definition of a club legend and one of the best players in league history any way you cut it. He's a Timbers legend through and through.
The Quakes' No. 10 has been central to making things tick for San Jose since his 2019 arrival from La Liga side Villarreal. The Argentine winger has pace to burn and creates chances in numerous ways.
It's hard to think of many Designated Players who have paid more dividends than Seattle's crafty Uruguayan, who has been central to his club's four MLS Cup appearances since his 2016 arrival from Boca Juniors, two of which have ended with league titles.