- Doug Roberson The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron were included in the MLS Best XI for the 2017 season. The league released the team Thursday night.
Martinez scored 19 goals this season and Almiron scored nine and added 14 assists. Almiron was named the Newcomer of the Year and Martinez was a finalist for the award.
Goalkeeper: Tim Melia (Sporting Kansas City).
Defenders: Justin Morrow (Toronto FC), Ike Opara (Sporting Kansas City) and Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps FC).
Midfielders: Miguel Almirón (Atlanta United), Víctor Vázquez (Toronto FC) and Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers).
Forwards: Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Josef Martínez (Atlanta United), Nemanja Nikolić (Chicago Fire) and David Villa (New York City FC).