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Former Newcastle star named alongside Thierry Henry in MLS team of the year

6 years ago
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The MLS team of the year features former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins lining up alongside Thierry Henry,

The Major League Soccer best eleven was named yesterday and Martins was an easy choice having scored 17 goals and also registered 13 assists.

Those stats mean he was involved in an incredible 46% of the Seattle Sounders goals in the season that recently ended.

The team was picked by a combination of MLS players, club management and members of the media.

A big pointer to the current and future health of football in America is the fact that six American players make this best eleven.

This rubber stamps the impressive performance the USA national team gave in the World Cup earlier this year.

Bill Hamid (Goalkeeper) D.C. United /USA

Chad Marshall (Defender) Seattle Sounders FC/USA

Bobby Boswell  (Defender) D.C. United/USA

Omar Gonzalez (Defender) LA Galaxy/USA

Lee Nguyen (Midfielder) New England Revolution/ USA

Landon Donovan (Midfielder) LA Galaxy/USA

Diego Valeri (Midfielder) Portland Timbers/Argentina

Thierry Henry (Midfielder) New York Red Bulls/France

Robbie Keane (Forward) LA Galaxy/ Ireland

Bradley Wright-Phillips (Forward) New York Red Bulls/England

Obafemi Martins (Forward) Seattle Sounders FC/Nigeria

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