MLS Unveils 2020 Best-Selling Jerseys; Josef Martinez Only Player to Rank Top-Three in Each of the Past Four Seasons
ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced the top 25 best-selling adidas jerseys for the 2020 regular season sold on MLSstore.com with Atlanta United placing multiple players in the top 25 for the fourth consecutive year in striker Josef Martinez (No. 3) and midfielder Ezequiel Barco (No. 25).
Martinez is the only player to rank in the top three in each of the past four seasons and the Venezuelan striker is one of only four players to make the top 25 list each of the past four years along with Portland's Diego Valeri and Diego Chara and Seattle's Cristian Roldan. It is the second time Barco has made the list after finishing 10th in 2018.
Los Angeles Football Club forward Carlos Vela had the best-selling jersey, followed by Los Angeles Galaxy forward Javier Hernandez and Martinez in second and third, respectively. Thirteen MLS clubs are represented while Seattle leads with four jerseys in the top 25 - Jordan Morris (No. 4), Raul Ruidiaz (No. 8), Nicolas Lodeiro (No. 15) and Cristian Roldan (No. 24).
Additional highlights are detailed below.
10 different countries represented (determined by birthplace) -
Argentina (Diego Valeri, Cristian Pavon, Lucas Zelarayan, Ezequiel Barco)
Colombia (Diego Chara)
France (Gonzalo Higuain, Blaise Matuidi)
Mexico (Carlos Vela, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, Rodolfo Pizarro, Alan Pulido, Jonathan dos Santos)
Peru (Raul Ruidiaz, Edison Flores)
Scotland (Johnny Russell)
Uruguay (Nicolas Lodeiro, Diego Rossi)
United States (Jordan Morris, Brenden Aaronson, Alejandro Bedoya, Chris Wondolowski, Walker Zimmerman, Cristian Roldan)
Venezuela (Josef Martinez)
Six players have featured for the U.S. Men's National Team - Brenden Aaronson, Alejandro Bedoya, Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan, Chris Wondolowski, Walker Zimmerman.
Eight players are 26 years-old or under - Brenden Aaronson (20), Ezequiel Barco (21), Edison Flores (26), Jordan Morris (26), Cristian Pavon (24), Rodolfo Pizarro (26), Cristian Roldan (25), Diego Rossi (22).
A total of 12 players have featured in a FIFA World Cup match for their national teams - Alejandro Bedoya (USA), Jonathan dos Santos (Mexico), Edison Flores (Peru), Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez (Mexico), Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina), Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay), Blaise Matuidi (France), Nani (Portugal), Cristian Pavon (Argentina), Raul Ruidiaz (Peru), Carlos Vela (Mexico), Chris Wondolowski (USA)
The rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com. since the beginning of 2020 and through the end of the League's milestone 25th season.
Best-Selling MLS Player Jerseys:
1 Carlos Vela LAFC
2 Javier Hernandez LA Galaxy
3 Josef Martinez Atlanta United
4 Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders FC
5 Rodolfo Pizarro Inter Miami CF
6 Gonzalo Higuain Inter Miami CF
7 Nani Orlando City SC
8 Raul Ruidiaz Seattle Sounders FC
9 Blaise Matuidi Inter Miami CF
10 Brenden Aaronson Philadelphia Union
11 Diego Valeri Portland Timbers
12 Alejandro Bedoya Philadelphia Union
13 Diego Chara Portland Timbers
14 Alan Pulido Sporting Kansas City
15 Nicolas Lodeiro Seattle Sounders FC
16 Edison Flores D.C. United
17 Diego Rossi LAFC
18 Johnny Russell Sporting Kansas City
19 Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes
20 Jonathan dos Santos LA Galaxy
21 Cristian Pavon LA Galaxy
22 Walker Zimmerman Nashville SC
23 Lucas Zelarayan Columbus Crew SC
24 Cristian Roldan Seattle Sounders FC
25 Ezequiel Barco Atlanta United
For more information on the best-selling MLS jerseys, visit MLSstore.com.
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