Major League Soccer announced their Best XI awards for the 2019 season on Monday. Atlanta United secured two of the 11 spots with Josef Martinez and Miles Robinson being honored for their fantastic seasons.
2019 MLS Best XI
Goalkeeper: Vito Mannone (Minnesota United FC)
Defenders: Ike Opara (Minnesota United FC), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Walker Zimmerman (Los Angeles Football Club)
Midfielders: Eduard Atuesta (Los Angeles Football Club), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Maxi Moralez (New York City FC), Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC)
Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimović (LA Galaxy), Josef Martinez (Atlanta United), Carlos Vela (Los Angeles Football Club)
This is Josef’s third time making the list, one for each season he’s played in MLS. The Venezuelan continued his amazing scoring exploits with 27 goals, including taking home MLS Goal of the Year. He also broke the MLS record for most consecutive games with a goal, scoring in 15 straight. He’s already cemented himself as one of, if not the best strikers in the league currently and is on his way to making a claim to be the best ever.
Miles Robinson enjoyed a breakout season that earned him a runner-up nod for the league’s Defender of the Year award. His brilliant work from start to finish earned him his first call-up and appearance for the United States men’s national team earlier this year. He was one of the most consistent performers along with being a standout defensive contributor, starting 33 matches this season, a team-high.
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