Major League Soccer released its list of top jersey sellers today, and the top two names on the list are no surprise. Galaxy midfielder and household name David Beckham continues to prove his popularity and value to the league by topping the list yet again. While this is the first time the league has released its top 25 jersey sellers, Beckham’s longterm popularity is well known. The second name on the list is Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry. The full list, courtesy of Forbes.com, is here.
Behind the two Europeans sits the most well known American player, Landon Donvan. For years, Donovan has been the most well known American player, and his place on this list bears that out. Fredy Montero lands in the fourth spot on the list, the first player from the Pacific Northwest and the first South American. The mult-national nature of the league continues with longtime veteran and Canadian International Dwayne DeRosario. The DC United star has moved around in his career, but his popularity remains.
Perhaps in a sign that the league has grown, San Jose forward Chris Wondolowski is next on the list, despite neither being an international star nor a designated player. The American just scores goals. Recently added Australian Tim Cahill has raced to seventh spot in a very short time. He is the second Red Bull on the list. Irishman Robbie Keane is the third Galaxy player to hit the top ten. Mauro Rosales is surprise entrant, seemingly proving the popularity of Seattle. Brian Ching is the first Dynamo player and the third American on the list.
The rest of the list is loaded with Pacific Northwest players, a Union double (thanks Freddy Adu) and a surprise appearance from Saer Sene of New England.
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