With the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs upon us, year-end awards and Best XI selections are set to be unveiled in the buildup to MLS Cup on Dec. 11.

The Extratime crew took their shot at Best XIs – five of them – with several different formations, including a few three-back systems with wingbacks.

Here’s a look at the Best XI selections from their latest episode, celebrating some of 2021's top players.

Extratime First Team Best XI

  • GK: Matt Turner (NE)
  • D: DeJuan Jones (NE), Andreu Fontas (SKC), Yeimar Gomez Andrade (SEA), Aaron Herrera (RSL)
  • M: Joao Paulo (SEA), Anibal Godoy (NSH), Carles Gil (NE)
  • F: Daniel Salloi (SKC), Taty Castellanos (NYC), Hany Mukhtar (NSH)
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Extratime Second Team Best XI

  • GK: Andre Blake (PHI)
  • D: Daniel Lovitz (NSH), Auston Trusty (COL), Walker Zimmerman (NSH), Jack Elliott (PHI), Julian Gressel (DC)
  • M: Matt Polster (NE), Cristian Roldan (SEA), Emanuel Reynoso (MIN)
  • F: Raul Ruidiaz (SEA), Damir Kreilach (RSL)
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Extratime Third Team Best XI

  • GK: Maxime Crepeau (VAN)
  • D: Alex Roldan (SEA), Sean Nealis (RBNY), Miles Robinson (ATL), Kai Wagner (PHI)
  • M: Djordje Mihailovic (MTL), Jack Price (COL), Diego Chara (POR), Johnny Russell (SKC)
  • F: Gustavo Bou (NE), Adam Buksa (NE)
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Extratime Fourth Team Best XI

  • GK: Carlos Coronel (RBNY)
  • D: Graham Zusi (SKC), Keegan Rosenberry (COL), Jakob Glesnes (PHI), Andrew Farrell (NE), Andrew Gutman (RBNY)
  • M: Dax McCarty (NSH), Keaton Parks (NYC), Albert Rusnak (RSL)
  • F: Chicharito (LA), Brian White (VAN)
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Extratime Fifth Team Best XI

  • GK: William Yarbrough (COL)
  • D: Ryan Hollingshead (DAL), Michael Boxall (MIN), Antonio Carlos (ORL), Kyle Duncan (RBNY)
  • M: Sean Davis (RBNY), Alejandro Bedoya (PHI), Maxi Moralez (NYC)
  • F: Dairon Asprilla (POR), Ola Kamara (DC), Tajon Buchanan (NE)
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