The first month of the MLS season had its share of excitement, fast-rising stars and surprising developments. It also had its share of players who easily stood out from the rest.
Picking the SBI MLS Best XI for April (and March) was far from easy, but it wasn't difficult to start with the Los Angeles Galaxy, which has raced out to an incredible start to its season. That made putting four Galaxy players on the April Best XI an easy call.
The toughest position to pick may have been in goal, where Bouna Coundoul and Jimmy Nielsen both enjoyed some stellar performances and could have grabbed the Best XI spot for the first month of the season.
Youth is also served in this group, with two rookies on the squad.
So who made the SBI MLS Best XI for the first month (and a week) of the MLS season? Here are our selections:
SBI MLS BEST XI (MARCH/APRIL)
—-Dwayne DeRosario——————–Landon Donovan——-
Steve Zakuani———-Joel Lindpere————-Patrick Nyarko
———Tim Ream—-Omar Gonzalez——Ike Opara————-
HONORABLE MENTION– Bouna Coundoul/Jimmy Nielsen, Wilman Conde, Mike Chabala, Mike Petke, Pablo Mastroeni, Ryan Smith, Marco Pappa, Jeff Larentowicz, Bobby Convey, Sebastien LeToux, Omar Cummings.
What did you think of these selections? Who didn't make the Best XI that should have? Who do you think should be dumped from the squad? Anybody you would like to see on honorable mention?
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