As part of our “Celebrating 10 Years in MLS” campaign, SoundersFC.com has launched a Best XI campaign where fans have the opportunity to vote for the club’s all-time MLS starting lineup. The voting is weighted with four sets of voting contingents: Fans (25 percent), Media (25 percent), Club Stakeholders (25 percent) and Alliance Council (25 percent), with the final Best XI to be revealed on Wednesday, July 10.



The third voting group to determine our Best XI: Midfielders (May 29 - June 5).

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Candidates


Osvaldo Alonso2009 - 2018
Micheal Azira2014 - 2015
Handwalla Bwana2018 - Present
Servando Carrasco2011 - 2013
Alex Caskey2012- 2013
Cordell Cato2012
Jordy Delem2017 - Present
Magnus Wolff Eikrem2018
Brad Evans2009 - 2017
Michael Farfan2016
Álvaro Fernández2010 - 2012, 2016 - 2017
Erik Friberg2011, 2015 - 2016
Blair Gavin2013
Andreas Ivanschitz2015 - 2016
Shalrie Joseph2013
Stephen King2009 - 2010
Aaron Kovar2014 - 2017
Freddie Ljungberg2009 - 2010
Nicolás Lodeiro2016 - Present
Phillip Lund2013
Calum Mallace2017
Zach Mathers2017
Mario Martínez2012 - 2013
Adam Moffat2013
Miguel Montaño2010 - 2011
Sanna Nyassi2009 - 2010
Marco Pappa2014 - 2015
Fabio Pereira2014
Gonzalo Pineda2014 - 2015
Víctor Rodríguez2017 - Present
Alex Roldan2018 - Present
Cristian Roldan2015 - Present
Mauro Rosales2011 - 2013
Andy Rose2012 - 2015
Amadou Sanyang2011 - 2012
Mike Seamon2010 - 2012
Harry Shipp2017 - Present
Christian Sivebaek2012
Nathan Sturgis2009 - 2010, 2016
Gustav Svensson2017 - Present
Thomás2015
Michael Tetteh2011 - 2012
Christian Tiffert2012
Peter Vagenas2009 - 2010
Henry Wingo2017 - Present
Steve Zakuani2009 - 2013

Highlights

Best XI: Who are the best midfielders in Seattle Sounders FC history? -

The longtime face of the franchise and the club leader in MLS games played, Osvaldo Alonso is arguably the best defensive midfielder in league history. The former Sounders captain was a constant in the midfield and helped Seattle win four U.S. Open Cups, a Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup.

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Nicolás Lodeiro stormed onto the Major League Soccer scene in 2016, arriving over the summer and helping lead the Sounders to one of the league’s most incredible turnarounds en route to lifting MLS Cup. In less than three years, Lodeiro has already become the club’s all-time assist leader and is one of the hardest working and most effective playmaking No. 10s in MLS.

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Argentine playmaker Mauro Rosales racked up 12 goals and 34 assists in 86 matches from 2011-13. He is second all-time in assists, only behind Lodeiro, and was a driving force behind Seattle’s success.

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Another face of the franchise and MLS original, Brad Evans is second all-time in games played, only behind Alonso. The former Sounders captain spent time in midfield and defense and, like Alonso, helped the club win six major trophies. He finished his Sounders career with 20 goals and 27 assists in 200 matches.

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Now in his fifth professional season at just 23, Cristian Roldan is already fifth all-time in Sounders appearances among field players. The University of Washington product has solidified himself as one of the emerging domestic stars in MLS and has played his way onto the United States national team. He has recorded 17 goals and 17 assists in 135 matches from his box-to-box midfield role.

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Steve Zakuani was one of the most electric wingers in the league from the moment he stepped on the field. The No. 1 pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, Zakuani scored 17 goals and added 17 assists in 97 matches from 2009-13. His career was cut short due to injury, but when healthy, few were more dangerous on the ball 1-v-1.