Wayne Rooney Comes In Fourth Place In MLS Shirt Sales List
MLS have revealed the top 25 shirt sellers in 2018, with plenty of household names making the list.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has 22 goals in 26 games for LA Galaxy, has cemented his place as the league's biggest star by selling more shirts than any other player in the states.
Across the city, Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela is in second place. The Mexican has 10 goals in 13 assists for Bob Bradley's side, who are second in the Western Conference after a stellar debut campaign in the MLS.
Atalanta striker Josef Martinez, scorer of 33 goals this calendar year, sits in third, while Wayne Rooney is fourth after tearing up over in the States.
Having been lurched at the very foot of the Eastern Conference table after winning just three games out of 17 prior to Rooney's arrival, England's all-time top scorer has fired on all cylinders to the point where they have now made the play-offs a few months on.
What Wayne Rooney has done at @dcunited since he arrived in #MLS has been sensational.- Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 21, 2018
Yes, more home games has helped #DCU after stadium move
DC United were last in the Eastern Conference before his first game
They've now made the playoffs https://t.co/OAuDb60Knz
The Manchester United legend has been a complete revelation across the pond, scoring 12 and assisting six in 19 games to help the team climb up the table.
Miguel Almiron, lying in fifth, is the second of five Atlanta United players, with big guns Bastian Schweinsteiger, David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco, Clint Dempsey and Ezequiel Barco completing a star-studded top-ten.
Here is the full list, as per mlsstore.com:
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy
- Carlos Vela, LAFC
- Josef Martinez, Atlanta United
- Wayne Rooney, D.C. United
- Miguel Almiron, Atlanta United
- Bastian Schweinsteiger, Chicago Fire
- David Villa, NYCFC
- Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC
- Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders
- Ezequiel Barco, Atlanta United
- Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers
- Diego Rossi, LAFC
- Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
- Giovani dos Santos, LA Galaxy
- Darlington Nagbe, Atlanta United
- Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC
- Alphonso Davies, Vancouver Whitecaps
- Hector Villalba, Atlanta United
- Dom Dwyer, Orlando City
- Luciano Acosta, D.C. United
- Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
- Cristian Roldan, Seattle Sounders
- Darwin Quintero Jr., Minnesota United
- Paul Arriola, D.C. United
- Diego Chara, Portland Timbers