Who is in your 2009 MLS Best XI?

Shalrie Joseph 2 (ISIphotos.com) 

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 Choosing the best players in MLS is never an easy task, but choosing the 2009 MLS Best XI is extremely tough when you consider the plethora of candidates at the forward position.

Jeff Cunningham, Conor Casey, Fredy Montero, Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Omar Cummings are all worthy candidates at a loaded position, a position made only slightly easier to pick now that Landon Donovan is on the ballot as a midfielder.

Who would make your MLS Best XI? Now is your chance to vote. Here is how you can list your selections: list a goalkeeper, three defenders, five midfielders and two forwards and write the names consecutively rather than including hard returns after each name.

List your Best XI selections in the comments section below. I will put together a reader's choice MLS Best XI based on the entries submitted (no ballot stuffing allowed).

Share your MLS Best XI selections below.

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52 Responses to Who is in your 2009 MLS Best XI?

  1. skatetyb@yahoo.com says:

    connor, freddy, landon, tyson wahl, steven purdy, luke sassano, robbie rogers, jonathon borny, erik ustruck, delagarza, pontius.. BAM!

    (SBI-MLS Best XI Ballot Fail.)

  2. Socrates says:

    Keller, Marshall, Conde, Conrad, Donovan, Joseph, DeRosario, Ferreira, Ralston, Cunningham, Casey.

  3. Frank says:

    cunningham donovan

    roggers S Joseph Schelotto beckham

    hejduk Marshall Conrad Bornstein


    (SBI-A 3-5-2 Frank, a 3-5-2)

  4. Leonardo says:

    Chad Marshall——Hurtado——-Conde

  5. Keller-petke,Marshall(Columbus),Gonzalez(LA)-Joseph,Donovan,Rogers,GBS,Stammler-Cunningham & Montero

  6. BB in DC says:

    Nice Joseph pic — big up Grenada!



    B Davis*S Joseph*Donovan*DeRosario*Kljestan


  7. Chris says:

    Rickets, Marshall, Cameron, Conde, Davis, Joseph, Donovan, Schelotto, DeRo, Casey, Cunningham

  8. hjosa says:

    I think you just posted a 3-4-2 did someone get a red?

  9. Leonardo says:


    Montero, Cunningham, DeRo, Donovan, Joseph, Holden, Chad Marshall, Hurtado, Conde, Thornton.

    The Indomitable Best XI.

  10. Leonardo says:

    oops throw in Blanco

  11. Leonardo says:

    (ok last time)

    Montero, Cunningham, DeRo, Donovan, Joseph, Holden, Blanco, Chad Marshall, Hurtado, Conde, Thornton.

  12. Bill says:

    Keller, Marshall, Hurtado, Conde, Joseph, Holden, Donovan, Beckham, Lungberg, Montero, Cunningham

  13. Matt C says:

    Cunningham, Montero, Schelotto, Donovan, Schelotto, Joseph, Thornton, Hurtado, Conde, Holden, DeRosario

    oh, and Robert Warzycha as manager.

  14. Matt C says:

    oops. one too many Schelottos.

    strike one and add Connor Casey.

    my mistake.

  15. Jason says:

    I’ll give a try, though I think that the 3-5-2 format (as in the all-star game) screws over outside backs, so I’ll include 2 outside backs as well.

    Thornton; Cameron, Marshall, Conde; Donovan, Joseph, DeRosario, Schelotto, Van den Berg; Cunningham, Casey.

    Just missed: Keller, Conrad, Hurado, Hejduk, Segares (injury), Leitch, Ferreira, Monterno.

  16. Jason says:

    Oops, forgot Bornstein, replacing Segares (hurt too much) at LB.

  17. Ted says:

    Onstad, Conde, Marshall, Cameron, Joseph, Donovan, Davis, Schelotto, Cunningham, Casey

  18. Charlie Fiction says:

    GK: Thorton, Conde, Hurtado, Cameron, Donovan, Joseph, DeRosario, Davis, Beckerman, Cunningham, Montero

  19. David says:

    Ricketts, Conde, Marshall, Hurtado, Joseph, Holden, Donovan, Davis, Schelotto, Cunningham, Casey

  20. attenborough says:


  21. Miguelito says:


    Jon Hurtado, Chad Marshall, Frankie Hejduk

    Landon Donovan, Osvaldo Alonso, Shalrie Joseph, Dwayne De Rosario

    Fredy Montero, Connor Casey, Jeff Cunningham

  22. Austin FLoridia says:


    GK-Thornton, LB-Bornstein, CB-Marshall, CB-Conde, Cameron-RB, Davis-RM, Joseph-CM, Holden-LM, Donovan-CAM, Montero-CF, Cunningham-ST

    Mentions/Subs(7): Beckerman, Hurtado, Ricketts, Casey, Schelotto, Alston, Gonzalez

  23. Jefferson says:

    GK) Will Hesmer

    D) Chad Marshall

    D) Frankie Hejduk

    D) Gino Padula

    M) Brian Carroll

    M) Robbie Rogers

    M) Eddie Gaven

    M) Danny O’Rourke

    M) Emmanuel Ekpo

    F) Guillermo Barros Schelotto

    F) Steven Lenhart

  24. josh says:

    Interesting that thus far, all have included Donovan (except Jefferson, for obvious reasons), and none have included Beckham.

  25. Sean Monaghan says:






  26. Evan U says:

    Donovan Ricketts, Geoff Cameron, Chad Marshall, Jhon Hurtado, Landon Donovan, Dwayne De Rosario, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Brad Davis, Stuart Holden, Conor Casey, Jeff Cunningham

  27. Vik says:

    Casey Montero


    Donovan Alonso Joseph Holden

    Bornstein Marshall Cameron


    What’s most amazing? I think only two of these guys are on DP money.

  28. davidaubudavid says:

    kellar, hurtado, marshall, conrad, donovan, ljunberg, joseph, feriera, alonso, montero, schelloto

  29. davidaubudavid says:

    That is a lot of seattle love, and i am not even really a fan.

  30. k says:

    Keller, Conde, Hurtado, Cameron, Donovan, Joseph, DeRosario, Alonso, Ljunberg, Cunningham, Montero

  31. sammysounder says:

    GK: Thornton
    D: Chad Marshall
    D: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
    D: Bornstein
    M: Stuart Holden
    M: Osvaldo Alonso
    M: Freddie Ljungberg
    M: Sharie Joseph
    M: Brad Davis
    F: Landon Donovan
    F: Jeff Cunningham

  32. Mike says:

    Ricketts, Conde, C Marshall, Hurtado, Alston, Holden, Joseph, Donovan, Ljunberg Cunningham, Casey

  33. Greg says:

    – – – Schelotto – – –
    Donovan – – – -De Rosario
    – – – S. Joseph – – – –
    – – – – Thornton – – – –

  34. madmax says:

    Donovan, Joseph, Schelotto, Feriera, Holden,
    Conde, C. Marshall, Cameron, Padula

  35. Jeff says:

    Thornton, Conde, Hejduk, Marshall, Guevarra, Donovan, De Rosario, Holden, Blanco, Cunningham, Casey

  36. Dee See says:


    J.K. Hurtado
    Chad Marshall
    Omar Gonzalez

    S. Joesph
    De Rosario


    Also just from looking at the other lists confirms my notion that this was a very weak year for the wing positions in MLS.

  37. Stephen says:

    Keller, Hurtado, Cameron, Marshall, Kljestan, Holden, Joseph, Donovan, Davis, Casey, Montero

  38. ClearTheBall says:

    Brennan Marshall Olave Conde
    Donovan Holden Joseph Derosario
    Cunninham Schelotto

  39. Leonardo says:

    i kept messing up too. its friday. brain cells will come back on monday

  40. scott47a says:

    Thornton, Hurtado, C. Marshall, O. Gonzalez, Alonso, Joseph, Ljungberg, DeRosario, Donovan, Baros Schelotto, Cunningham

    This team would win A LOT of games, BTW, assuming Cunningham stayed hot. Think of the passing in that midfield!

    PS: I’m sure ho hard returns wins me some kind of SBI browie badge for following the rules.

  41. blag says:

    well it is hard to pick a less biased best 11 when you mainly follow only one team, but i will give it a shot.

    Pat Onstad, Marshall, Cameron, Conde, Brad Davis, Holden, Joseph, Schelotto, Donovan, Cunningham, Conor Casey.

    As a Dynamo fan it really hurts to put a fc dallas player up there but he deserves it. The thing that puzzles me is that the all star game and this both use 3-5-2 formations when almost every team rolls out the 4-4-2 in some way. Though teams are able to play in other formations, most consider their team at their strongest when they have their best players in the 4-4-2. Why is that?

  42. giggsylou says:

    ricketts, c marshall, hurtado, cameron, donovan, joseph, holden, ljunberg, cummings, montero

  43. Roger says:

    Cameron needs to start getting some calls from the USMNT… if you dont get to see much of him.. he is the most versatile player in the Dynamo team… He is the type of player the national team is lacking; skillful player that can attack from the back (IF I had to compare his type of play it would be similar to Lucio… by no means am I saying he is as good as Lucio)

  44. Elliott Spruell says:

    Hurtado Marshall Cameron
    Holden Alonso Joesph DeRo
    Cunningham Cummings

  45. Scott says:

    ricketts,, hurtado, riley, padula, holden, derosario, joseph, donovan, cunningham, montero, casey

  46. rickithebear says:

    Anyone who does not list the Dero: the second highest goal total and Second highest assist total for midfeilders knows shite about the geame!

    Donovan a Midfeilder? In that case I would like to congradulate Conor Casey for being the highest scoring Defender in MLS history.

  47. Eric Anderson says:

    Thornton, Conde, Marshall, Cameron, Donovan, Joseph, Holden, DeRosario, Blanco, Casey, Cunningham.

  48. GoUnited says:

    Cameron Marshall Conde
    Joseph Alonso
    Donovan Schelotto Davis
    Casey Cunningham

  49. madmax says:

    Thorton, Conde, C.Marshall, Padilla, Donovan, Joseph, Ljungberg, Schelotto, Fereria, Cunningham, Casey.

  50. Bryce says:


    C. Marshall










  51. werner says:





  52. kawa says:

    –Donovan the boss Ricketts–