Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy
There’s no questioning the face of MLS this season. Zlatan has set the MLS on fire and pretty much all his goals, could be contenders for goal of the season. There would be very few people who would’ve doubted Zlatan’s ability, but not only has he justified his move to the MLS but he has also become MLS’s top top man. Blessed with immense technique and ability, Zlatan has scored 22 goals in just 27 appearances for the Galaxy. And his attitude? Well, it’s fair to say MLS has found the next big thing after David Beckham.
Miguel Almiron, Atlanta United
The attacking midfielder has terrified defenses this season with Atlanta United. His decision making skills, willingness to set up his team mates and unbelievable pace has propelled Atlanta United to the 2018 MLS Cup this season. His performances have also attracted interest from top clubs in Europe. Arsenal, Newcastle united ad other clubs are looking at the possibility of bringing him into Europe. With age and time on his side, Almiron could make the move to Europe and improve much more as a player!
Josef Martinez, Atlanta United
With 31 goals this season, Josef Martinez has become the highest goal scorer this season. Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in second highest with 22 goals to his name. Scoring more the Zlatan speaks volumes about Martinez’s quality. Along with Miguel Almiron, Martinez formed an excellent partnership making Atlanta United the champions of MLS this season. Playing as a left winger or as a centre-forward, the Venezuelan is sure to attract interest from Europe’s top clubs.
Wayne Rooney, DC United
The former Manchester United player has become a very important player for DC United. Captaining the side, Wayne Rooney has delivered some special performances this season. From last ditch tackles to scoring important goals, Wayne Rooney has become a fan favorite at DC united. With a couple more additions, DC united can certainly challenge for the MLS cup next season. Still 33, Rooney has a good 3 or 4 years in him and being a versatile player, he can comfortably hold that central midfield position till he retires. Rooney has always won trophies for his team and DC United have a captain that can bring the silverware in the near future.
Ignacio Piatti, Montreal Impact
Ignacio has been a consistent performer for Montreal Impact for the past few seasons. This time around, Piatti has done one better. The midfielder has scored 16 goals and recorded an MLS career-high 13 assists this season. It’s fair to say Piatti has had a huge influence in Montreal Impact’s season. Piatti has made the all-star team in each of the last three seasons. Still 33, Piatti still has a few good years left in him and with a few good additions, Montreal Impact can create major impact in the next MLS season.
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