10 best MLS players in the 2011 Gold Cup

Published: Monday, June 6 2011 6:39 p.m. MDT

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
With the CONCACAF Gold Cup in progress, Major League Soccer teams are going without some of the biggest stars. The Gold Cup is a 12-team tournament for national teams competing in North and Central America as well as the Caribbean Islands. This year there is even more at stake as the Gold Cup winner is given the chance to play in the Confederations Cup in 2013 as a preview for the 2014 World Cup. Of the 12 teams competing, 10 teams field players from MLS (Cuba and Panama are the exceptions). Here is a list of the 10 best MLS players competing in this year’s Gold Cup:
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Highland, UT

After seeing the U.S. play Spain, Tim Ream and Wondolowski should not be on this list. Tim Ream was possibly the worst player I've ever seen wear a U.S. jersey.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Team Ream is on this list but not Will Johnson? Who wrote this, and has he ever watched MLS soccer?

Bountiful, UT

I will agree that having Ream on this list is highly questionable, but to replace him with Will Johnson is absurd. Ream is starting for the US team--a highly superior team to that of Canada--while Johnson is a bench player only sometimes starter. Ream played awful against Spain, but so did the rest of the US team. I am hoping he can rebound during Gold Cup play. Canada is lucky to get one player onto this list and may not get out of group play.

San Francisco, CA

justhinkaboutit: Brilliant!

Bountiful, UT

Johnson actually did start for Canada, and got a yellow for being his usual feisty self. Also, it appears Rafa won't be starting for Mexico, due to fear that he will reinjure himself. Great list overall though.

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