A year ago, the 2009 MLS rookie class was being lauded as one of the best in recent memory. Little did we know that just a year later the MLS Class of 2010 would be even better.
The current crop of MLS rookies has enjoyed a stronger season than many would have imagined, with many rookies playing key roles, including some holding down major parts on strong teams. Led by the impressive trio of Tim Ream, Danny Mwanga and Andy Najar, the MLS Class of 2010 is shaping up to be the deepest and strongest class in league history. We won't know for several years just how strong the group is, but it is already off to a flying start.
I gave my take on the MLS All-Rookie Team for Fox Soccer, and even more impressive than the collection of talent on that squad was the fact that there were several worthy candidates who fell short of the team. That sort of depth in a rookie class would have been unimaginable as recently as three or four years ago.
Give my selections a look and share your take on this year's rookie class. Is it the best you've ever seen? What rookie impressed you the most this year? Which rookie was the most surprising?
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