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Major League Soccer announced its Best XI on Monday, with no real surprises among the selections.
MVP finalists Landon Donovan, Shalrie Joseph and Jeff Cunningham headed the group, while MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Zach Thornton also got the nod.
Here is the MLS Best XI:
GOALKEEPER– Zach Thornton
DEFENDERS– Chad Marshall, Wilman Conde, Geoff Cameron
MIDFIELDERS– Landon Donovan, Shalrie Joseph, Stuart Holden, Freddie Ljungberg, Dwayne DeRosario
FORWARDS– Jeff Cunningham, Conor Casey
What's the SBI take? It's tough to argue with any of the selections, though some might argue that Conor Casey was the second-best forward on his own team, with Rapids teammate Omar Cummings also enjoying a stellar season. Casey did enjoy a very strong season though and was one of a handful of forwards who were equally worthy of Best XI honors, along with Cummings, Fredy Montero and Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
What do you think of the Best XI? Like the picks? Which player do you feel was the biggest snub? Which pick was the most surprising?
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