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ProSoccerTalk’s MLS Best XI selections

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Major League Soccer will release the bulk of its awards next week as part of the build-up to MLS Cup. A few of the biggies are already out, like MLS Defender of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

Major League Soccer releases its official Best XI on Monday. But there’s not waiting on our selections, so chew on these along with your delicious Thanksgiving bird.

(MORE: The MLS awards release schedule, plus links to ProSoccerTalk’s award conversations)
From ProSoccerTalk writer Noah Davis

Los Angeles Galaxy v Sporting Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS - APRIL 7: Graham Zusi #8 of the Sporting Kansas City gains control of the ball against A.J. DeLaGarza #20 of the Los Angeles Galaxy at Livestrong Sporting Park on April 7, 2012, in Kansas City, Kansas. Sporting won 1-0. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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Goalkeeper

Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting Kansas City

Defenders

Gonzalo Segares, Chicago Fire

Victor Barnardez, San Jose Earthquakes

Kevin Alston, New England Revolution

Midfielders

Landon Donovan, Los Angele Galaxy

Chris Pontius, D.C. United

Dax McCarty, New York Red Bulls

Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City

Forwards

Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose
From ProSoccerTalk writer Richard Farley

Columbus Crew v San Jose Earthquakes

SANTA CLARA, CA - MAY 19: Goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum #30 of the Columbus Crew makes a save on a penalty kick from Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes in the first half at Buck Shaw Stadium on May 19, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Goalkeeper

Andy Gruenebuam, Columbus Crew

Defenders

Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes

Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City

Aurelien Collin, Sporting Kansas City

Jay DeMerit, Vancouver Whitecaps

Midfielders

Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders

Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake

Patrice Bernier, Montreal Impact

Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City

Forwards

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes
From ProSoccerTalk writer Steve Davis

Vancouver Whitecaps v Portland Timbers

PORTLAND, OR - AUGUST 25: Jay DeMerit #6 of the Vancouver Whitecaps bribbles the ball against the Portland Timbers on August 25, 2012 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Goalkeeper

Andy Gruenebuam, Columbus Crew

Defenders

Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes

Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City

Jay DeMerit, Vancouver Whitecaps

Midfielders

Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders

Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City

Roger Espinoza, Sporting Kansas City

Dax McCarty, New York Red Bulls

Forwards

Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls

Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes