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Wayne Rooney Comes In Fourth Place In MLS Shirt Sales List

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.

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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.

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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:

  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

Topics: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Villa, MLS, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Vela

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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