Yesterday, CONCACAF announced their 2018 award winners, and the Male Best XI honors were a bit of a stretch. However, while MLS had a few representatives on the list, there was one member from the United States: Michael Bradley. That’s right, Michael Bradley made CONCACAF’s Best XI for 2018.
Concacaf Male Best XI:— Concacaf (@Concacaf) January 15, 2019
GK – @NavasKeylor
DF – @hugoac_4, @EdsonAlvarez19, @CucoMartina, @calvo05oficial
MF – @HHerreramex, Michael Bradley, @AGuardado18
FW – @HirvingLozano70, @BWPNINENINE, Sebastian Giovinco#CONCACAFAWARDS pic.twitter.com/mpyMlwh4Rx
Bradley appeared 43 times for Toronto FC in all competitions in 2018, racking up 4 assists for the 2017 MLS Cup champions. He also appeared twice for the USMNT, starting and captaining the side against Colombia and making a substitute appearance against Peru in October. Still, he didn’t have what most fans would call a good or great 2018. It was enough, however, to make the CONCACAF Best XI.
Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls, England), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC, Italy), and Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United, Costa Rica) were the MLS players that also made the Best XI, which included players who play in CONCACAF leagues as well as CONCACAF players who have taken their talents abroad.
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