How far can I take this All-MLS XI concept, or the lazy man’s column, as I like to call it? As far as you’ll let me take it, dear reader. Quarantine #content plays by different rules. You’ll just have to trust that I won’t jump the shark and do something completely ridiculous like the All-Hair Band XI.
(You can put Alexi Lalas, Juan Toja, Marcelo Balboa and Carlos Valderrama in pen, if I was going to do something silly and pointless like that.)
No, today we’re keeping our feet firmly planted on the ground, and we’re keeping it in the region with an All-Concacaf MLS XI, Canadians included. If you haven’t already, go check out (read: disagree with) my All-Loathed XI and All-American XI. The rules here are the same as before. We’re talking about a player’s overall career in MLS, not peak ability alone.
I value pivotal roles on trophy-winning teams, individual plaudits, longevity and cultural relevance. When in doubt, I went with my gut. Instead of a bench, I opted for an All-Concacaf Second XI, which you can find at the bottom of the page. Remember, it’s my Best XI, but it doesn’t have to be yours. Find me on Twitter. I’m happy to file your complaints in my mentions.