Top 10 Best-Selling MLS Jerseys of 2016

MLS saw a lot of star power in 2016, both in legendary global soccer names and in new homegrown players. But which jerseys did fans want the most? Here are the top ten best-selling player jerseys for 2016:

  • Jordan Morris – One of the young faces of American soccer, Jordan Morris turned down opportunities to play in Europe and debuted for the Seattle Sounders FC in 2016. He scored 12 goals, added 4 assists, and led the Sounders in minutes played, showing a glimpse of why so many are so bullish on his future.
  • Andrea Pirlo – A name known worldwide, Pirlo is considered by many to be one of the finest midfielders of his generation. The Italian superstar played for both Inter and AC Milan before leading Juventus to four consecutive Serie A titles. He joined NYCFC for the 2016 season and managed a goal and led the team with 11 assists while facilitating their attack from his usual spot in midfield.
  • Clint Dempsey – One of the iconic names of American soccer for over a decade now, Dempsey only managed to play in 17 games for Seattle, but showed off his supreme talent, still registering 8 goals and 2 assists in his shortened season.
  • Steven Gerrard – Another name known across the world, Gerrard joined the LA Galaxy for the 2016 season after an illustrious career in England, all with Liverpool. Another midfielder considered among the very best of his era, Gerrard scored 3 goals for the Galaxy and added another 11 assists.
  • David Villa – Spain’s all-time leading goal scorer, David Villa is another global megastar. He joined NYCFC in 2014 and, paired with Pirlo in 2016, scored 23 goals, showing that during his age-35 season, he’s still got it.

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  • Nicolas Lodeiro – A name perhaps less familiar outside of South America, Lodeiro was one of the biggest stories in MLS in 2016. Joining the floundering Sounders in late summer, Lodeiro scored 4 goals and registered 8 assists in a mere 13 games, leading the Sounders all the way to the MLS Cup Final, in which he scored a decisive penalty kick to help deliver the trophy to Seattle.
  • Osvaldo Alonso – A longtime fan favorite for the Sounders, Alonso was another major cog in their MLS Cup Championship season. He managed 3 goals and 4 assists in over 2,800 minutes registered, but retained his reputation as one of the league’s finest central midfielders with an MLS-best 92.32% passing accuracy.
  • Giovani dos Santos – LA Galaxy’s 2016 Player of the Year in his first full season with the team, dos Santos flashed the skill that has made him a regular for the Mexico national team. He scored 14 goals and assisted 12 others, playing over 2,300 minutes as well as all of the Galaxy’s playoff games.
  • Robbie Keane – The longtime Tottenham Hotspur player and all-time leading goal scorer for The Republic of Ireland, Keane joined the Galaxy in 2011. In 2016, his age-36 season, he managed 10 goals, good for second on the team, and added 2 assists in only 17 games played.
  • Frank Lampard – Yet another legendary midfielder, Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time leading goal scorer and the only midfielder ever to score 150 goals in the English Premier League. He left England for MLS in 2015 and in 2016 scored 12 goals in 19 games played for NYCFC.