By IVES GALARCEP
Before the 2013 season began, FC Dallas, Montreal and Chivas USA weren’t consider serious threats to be among the best teams in the league, but all three enjoyed outstanding first months of the season to turn the league on its head and make us reconsider everything we thought we know about how this season would go.
The success of all three teams can be attributed to the strong form of a handful of players who were among the best in MLS in March. A total of five players from the three aforementioned teams made the SBI MLS Best XI for the month of March, with six others earning Honorable Mention nods.
For Montreal, the stellar play of Patrice Bernier made him a leading candidate for MLS Player of the Month, while FC Dallas was once again led by former MLS MVP David Ferreira. Chivas USA’s success was always going to be built around the strong goalkeeping of Dan Kennedy, and in March he was key to the team’s surprising run of form.
Here is a rundown of the SBI MLS Best XI for the month of March:
SBI MLS Best XI (March)
Mike Magee–David-Ferreira—–Graham Zusi——–Jackson
Todd Dunivant–George John—Bobby Boswell–Josh Williams
Bill Hamid, Matt Reis, Hassoun Camara, Bobby Burling, Matt Besler, Aurelien Collin, Amobi Okugo, Alessandro Nesta, Jermaine Taylor, Heath Pearce, Michel, Edgar Mejia, Ricardo Clark, Will Johnson, Daigo Kobayashi, Davy Arnaud, Juninho (LA), Dax McCarty, Oscar Boniek Garcia, Claudio Bieler, Federico Higuain, Jack McInerney, Juan Agudelo
What do you think of this month’s selections? Who made the Best XI that you were happy to see honored? Who failed to make our list that you feel deserved consideration?
Share your thoughts below.