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5 ATL UTD players make list of Top 25 MLS jerseys sold

Atlanta United is leading the league in points and attendance, and you can add a third league-best honor now as well. The Five Stripes have five players in the top 25 in MLS jersey sales, more than any other team: JOSEF MARTINEZ (3), MIGUEL ALMIRON (5), EZEQUIEL BARCO (10), DARLINGTON NAGBE (15) and HECTOR VILLALBA (18).

During his first season in Major League Soccer, LA Galaxy striker ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC scored his 500th career goal and his jersey finds itself atop the list of MLS player jerseys sold on MLSstore.com for 2018.

LAFC Designated Player and Mexican international star CARLOS VELA holds the No. 2 spot and is one of 18 MLS designated players featured on the list (others include – Josef Martinez, Wayne Rooney, Miguel Almirón, Bastian Schweinsteiger, David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco, Clint Dempsey, Ezequiel Barco (YDP), Diego Valeri, Diego Rossi (YDP), Bradley Wright-Phillips, Giovani dos Santos, Jozy Altidore, Dom Dwyer, Graham Zusi, Darwin Quintero Jr., Paul Arriola).

Sporting Kansas City defender, GRAHAM ZUSI (21), is the only player to appear on the list for the last five consecutive seasons. Additional highlights are detailed below.

  • Fourteen different countries represented (determined by birthplace) – Sweden (Zlatan Ibrahimovic), Mexico (Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos), Venezuela (Josef Martinez), England (Wayne Rooney, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Dom Dwyer), Paraguay (Miguel Almirón), Germany (Bastian Schweinsteiger), Spain (David Villa), Italy (Sebastian Giovinco), United States (Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Graham Zusi, Cristian Roldan, Paul Arriola), Argentina (Ezequiel Barco, Diego Valeri, Hector Villalba, Luciano Acosta), Uruguay (Diego Rossi), Liberia (Darlington Nagbe), Ghana (Alphonso Davies), Colombia (Darwin Quintero Jr., Diego Chara).

 

  • Eight players are 24 or under (Miguel Almirón, Ezequiel Barco, Diego Rossi, Alphonso Davies, Hector Villalba, Luciano Acosta, Cristian Roldan, Paul Arriola) including three on this year’s 22 Under 22 List (Ezequiel Barco (19), Diego Rossi (20), Alphonso Davies (17)).

The rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com since the beginning of 2018.

The top-selling player jerseys for 2018:

1

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

LA Galaxy

2

Carlos Vela

LAFC

3

Josef Martinez

Atlanta United

4

Wayne Rooney

D.C. United

5

Miguel Almiron

Atlanta United

6

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Chicago Fire

7

David Villa

NYCFC

8

Sebastian Giovinco

Toronto FC

9

Clint Dempsey

Seattle Sounders

10

Ezequiel Barco

Atlanta United

11

Diego Valeri

Portland Timbers

12

Diego Rossi

LAFC

13

Bradley Wright-Phillips

New York Red Bulls

14

Giovani dos Santos

LA Galaxy

15

Darlington Nagbe

Atlanta United

16

Jozy Altidore

Toronto FC

17

Alphonso Davies

Vancouver Whitecaps

18

Hector Villalba

Atlanta United

19

Dom Dwyer

Orlando City

20

Luciano Acosta

D.C. United

21

Graham Zusi

Sporting KC

22

Cristian Roldan

Seattle Sounders

23

Darwin Quintero Jr.

Minnesota United

24

Paul Arriola

D.C. United

25

Diego Chara

Portland Timbers

 

For more information on the top-selling MLS jerseys, visit MLSstore.com.