Seattle Sounders FC Lead Clubs with Five Players in Top 25
NEW YORK (May 25, 2023) – During his sixth season in Major League Soccer, LAFC forward Carlos Vela finds himself atop the list of top-selling adidas jerseys in the league sold on MLSstore.com. Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar and defender Walker Zimmerman sit second and third on the list respectively, and LA Galaxy striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández and Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris round out the top five.
Currently sitting in second place in the Western Conference, 2022 Concacaf Champions League winner Seattle Sounders FC lead with five jerseys in the top 25 – Jordan Morris (No. 5), Cristian Roldan (No. 12), Nicolás Lodeiro (No. 17), Raúl Ruidíaz (No. 21) and João Paulo (No. 25).
Fourteen MLS clubs are represented, including St. Louis CITY SC who in the club’s debut season had João Klauss (No. 23) rank in the top 25, as well as Atlanta United’s Thiago Almada (No. 7), the first ever active FIFA World Cup winner in league history.
Sixteen different countries are represented (determined by birthplace):
- Argentina (Thiago Almada, Julián Carranza, Sebastián Driussi, Lucas Zelarayán1)
- Brazil (João Klauss, João Paulo)
- Colombia (Juan ‘Cucho’ Hernández)
- France (Denis Bouanga2)
- Germany (Hany Mukhtar)
- Hungary (Dániel Gazdag)
- Jamaica (Andre Blake)
- Mexico (Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, Carlos Vela)
- Norway (Jakob Glesnes)
- Peru (Raúl Ruidíaz)
- Poland (Mateusz Klich)
- Scotland (Johnny Russell)
- Spain (Riqui Puig)
- United States (Ben Bender, Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan, Walker Zimmerman)
- Uruguay (Nicolás Lodeiro, Facundo Torres)
- Venezuela (Josef Martínez)
1Born in Argentina. Plays for Armenian National Team.
2Born in France. Plays for Gabonese National Team.
Graphics for the top-selling MLS player jerseys can be found HERE.
- Three players have featured for the U.S. Men’s National Team: Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan, Walker Zimmerman.
- Seven players have played in a FIFA World Cup match: Thiago Almada (Argentina), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (Mexico), Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay), Jordan Morris (United States), Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Carlos Vela (Mexico), Walker Zimmerman (United States).
- Nine players were 2022 MLS All-Star selections: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Sebastián Driussi (Austin FC), Jakob Glesnes (Philadelphia Union), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (LA Galaxy), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).
- Six are second-year MLS players: Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), Ben Bender (Charlotte FC), Denis Bouanga (LAFC), Juan ‘Cucho’ Hernández (Columbus Crew), Riqui Puig (LA Galaxy), Facundo Torres (Orlando City SC).
- Three Landon Donovan MLS MVP Award winners: Josef Martínez (Inter Miami CF), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Carlos Vela (LAFC).
Lastly, while Seattle Sounders FC leads the way in number of players in the top 25, they are also number one out of the top five clubs in overall jersey sales on MLSstore.com.
These rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com since January 1 through May 1, 2023.