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Graham Zusi, Dom Dwyer’s among top-selling jersey’s in MLS this season

Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi (8) congratulated forward Dom Dwyer (14) after being fouled inside the 18-yard box which resulted in a penalty kick for a score in their Sept. 18 MLS game against FC Dallas at Sporting Park.
Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi (8) congratulated forward Dom Dwyer (14) after being fouled inside the 18-yard box which resulted in a penalty kick for a score in their Sept. 18 MLS game against FC Dallas at Sporting Park. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Sporting Kansas City’s shaky second half of the MLS season has not affected Graham Zusi and Dom Dwyer’s popularity leaguewide.

Zusi and Dwyer’s are the 13th and 14th best-selling MLS jerseys respectively since the start of the 2015 season, according to the list of best-selling kits released Thursday by MLS.

Zusi was one of three players who charted for the second consecutive year.

The list is as follows:

Rank

Player

Club

1

Clint Dempsey

Seattle Sounders FC

2

Steven Gerrard

LA Galaxy

3

Kaká

Orlando City SC

4

Andrea Pirlo

New York City FC

5

David Villa

New York City FC

6

Obafemi Martins

Seattle Sounders FC

7

Frank Lampard

New York City FC

8

Bradley Wright-Phillips

New York Red Bulls

9

Brek Shea

Orlando City SC

10

Mix Diskerud

New York City FC

11

Robbie Keane

LA Galaxy

12

Sebastian Giovinco

Toronto FC

13

Graham Zusi

Sporting Kansas City

14

Dom Dwyer

Sporting Kansas City

15

Gyasi Zardes

LA Galaxy

16

Didier Drogba

Montreal Impact

17

Giovani Dos Santos

LA Galaxy

18

Lee Nguyen

New England Revolution

19

Wil Trapp

Columbus Crew SC

20

Sacha Kljestan

New York Red Bulls

 

For the second year running, Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey is the top-selling MLS jersey. More than half of the players on the list are new to the league this season, including seven in the top-10, and 13 are designated players.

Of note: Didier Drogba charted at No. 16 despite not being introduced as a member of the Montreal Impact until late July. League scoring leader and leading MVP candidate, Sebastian Giovinco, did not make the top 10, which was dominated by four New York City FC players.   

 

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