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Atlanta United represented by five players among top 25

Major League Soccer today announced that Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almirón has the No. 1 best-selling jersey for 2017 on MLSstore.com. The 23-year-old Paraguayan international is joined by four teammates on the list of highest retail jersey sales – Josef Martinez, Hector Villalba, Greg Garza and Yamil Asad – giving the club five players in the top 25. Almirón is the first player from an expansion team to have the league’s highest-selling jersey.

Chicago Fire midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger ranks second on the list, followed by Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez (3), Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris (4) and NYCFC forward David Villa (5).


The rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSStore.com since the beginning of 2017 through the conclusion of the regular season.

<strong>Rank</strong>
<strong>Player</strong>
<strong>Club</strong>
1
Miguel Almirón
Atlanta United FC
2
Bastien Schweinsteiger
Chicago Fire
3
Josef Martinez
Atlanta United FC
4
Jordan Morris
Seattle Sounders FC
5
David Villa
New York City FC
6
Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders FC
7
Sebastian Giovinco
Toronto FC
8
Kaka
Orlando City SC
9
Andrea Pirlo
New York City FC
10
Nicolas Lodeiro
Seattle Sounders FC
11
Osvaldo Alonso
Seattle Sounders FC
12
Diego Valeri
Portland Timbers
13
Jack Harrison
New York City FC
14
Dom Dwyer
Sporting Kansas City/Orlando City SC
15
Tito Villalba
Atlanta United FC
16
Darlington Nagbe
Portland Timbers
17
Christian Ramirez
Minnesota United FC
18
Greg Garza
Atlanta United FC
19
Giovani dos Santos
LA Galaxy
20
Roman Torres
Seattle Sounders FC
21
Diego Chara
Portland Timbers
22
Cristian Roldan
Seattle Sounders FC
23
Chris Wondolowski
San Jose Earthquakes
24
Yamil Asad
Atlanta United FC
25
Graham Zusi
Sporting Kansas City

Additional highlights:


  • Fifteen different countries represented (by birthplace) – Paraguay (Miguel Almirón), Germany (Bastian Schweinsteiger), Venezuela (Josef Martinez), United States (Jordan Morris, Clint Dempsey, Christian Ramirez, Greg Garza, Cristian Roldan, Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi), Spain (David Villa), Italy (Andrea Pirlo, Sebastian Giovinco), Brazil (Kaká), Uruguay (Nicolas Lodeiro), Cuba (Osvaldo Alonso), Argentina (Diego Valeri, Hector Villalba, Yamil Asad), England (Jack Harrison, Dom Dwyer), Liberia (Darlington Nagbe), Mexico (Giovani dos Santos), Panama (Román Torres), Colombia (Diego Chara).
  • One player is a MLS Homegrown Player (Jordan Morris) and six players, including Morris, are under the age of 24 (Miguel Almirón, Jack Harrison, Hector Villalba, Cristian Roldan, Yamil Asad).
  • Fifteen players are MLS Designated Players (Miguel Almirón, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Josef Martinez, David Villa, Clint Dempsey, Sebastian Giovinco, Kaká, Andrea Pirlo, Nicolas Lodeiro, Osvaldo Alonso, Diego Valeri, Hector Villalba, Giovani dos Santos, Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi).
  • Clint Dempsey and Graham Zusi are the only two players to appear on the list for the last four consecutive seasons.