Without Chicharito Hernandez or Carlos Vela: How perfect has MLS 11 been this season

Last year, Mexicans didn’t appear on this list either (Photo: Troy Taormina/Reuters)

The 2021 campaign wasn’t the year that Mexican footballers shone in the MLS. The two highest numbers are the same Carlos Candle NS Javier Chicharito Hernandez They were not able to succeed as expected. This same trend was carried over to other footballers like Javier Shows LopezAnd Alan PulidoAnd Jonathan dos SantosAnd Rodolfo PizarroAnd Jürgen Dam, among other things.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) It’s in the final stage and on Thursday they released the top 11 items from the entire competition. The performances of the Mexicans in this competition resulted in none of them appearing on this list.

Injuries were a decisive factor in the tournament for some footballers like Chicharito And feather. Both are references in their club (LA Galaxy and LAFC respectively), however, the physical problem did not allow them to shine. However, Hernandez He finished the tournament among the top 5 scorers with 17 goals.

This was the perfect eleventh for the MLS (Image: Twitter / @MLSes)
This was the perfect eleventh for the MLS (Image: Twitter / @MLSes)

A goal keeper: Matt Turner (United States, New England Revolution)

Defense: Walker Zimmerman (US, Nashville), Yemar Gomez (Columbia, Seattle Sounders), Miles Robinson (US, Atlanta)

Midline: Hani Mokhtar (Germany, Nashville SC), Joao Paulo Muir (Brazil, Seattle Sounders), Carles Gill (Spain, New England Revolution) and Tajon Buchanan (Canada, New England Revolution).

Leadership: Raul Ruídias (Peru, Seattle Sounders), Valentin Castellanos (Argentina, New York City), Gustavo Pou (Argentina, New England Revolution).

Carlos Vela could barely stand out in some meetings with LAFC (Photo: Gustavo Becerra/EFE)
Carlos Vela could barely stand out in some meetings with LAFC (Photo: Gustavo Becerra/EFE)

In the list are old acquaintances of Liga MX, as in Raul Ruediaz Or Gustavo Pou who served in the ranks of the national clubs (Monarcas and Tijuana respectively). But there are also players like: Matt Turner, Miles Robinson, Walker Zimmerman or Tajon Buchanan That through their national teams, they earned a place in the memory of Mexicans.

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that is The perfect eleventh for MLS Being without any Mexican is nothing new, in fact, in the last list there was no national footballer inside either. It was the last time an item slipped from Mexico 2019 when Carlos Villa He did a great campaign with the Los Angeles team.

At the moment, the conference finals are ready and the teams that will play it will be as follows: Portland Timbers Against Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference, Philadelphia Union will face New York City to determine the Eastern Champion. In these four teams there are only two Mexicans: Jose Carlos Van Rankin Who is part of the campus in Portland and David OchoaReal Salt Lake goalkeeper.

Chofis has shown an impressive level in MLS (Image: Twitter / SJEarthquackes)
Chofis has shown an impressive level in MLS (Image: Twitter / SJEarthquackes)

Looking into the upcoming MLS tournament, there are already moves for the Nationals players. Carlos Candle He extended his stay with LAFC until 2022 despite rumors that he is outside the club; Jonathan dos Santos may change the scene after his contract with LA Galaxy expires this year; Carlos Fierro And Oswaldo Alanis It was disposed of by the San Jose Earthquakes Club.

On the other hand, among the elements that showed the best qualities in the American League, Javier Eduardo Chuvis LObi He will stay longer with the whole of San Jose to continue growing. It should be noted that this is where he has been best seen since he came out of Chivas de Guadalajara.

Another case is the case Rodolfo Pizarro, which after a discreet pass through Miami InterIt is rumored that he will leave the League of Stars and Stripes to return to Mexican football. Planned from monterey He will be ready to close his signature, it remains only to make it official.

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