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Nguyen Named to Best XI

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Lee Nguyen’s impressive 2014 campaign was good enough to get him named to the MLS Best XI, which was announced by the league on Tuesday.

Nguyen’s 18 goals during the regular season was highest total for a pure midfielder in MLS history, and his nine game-winning goals led the league. To date, he’s scored two postseason goals for the Revolution, whom he helped reach the MLS Cup Final for the first time since 2007.

In November, he received his first call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team in over seven years, coming on a substitute in the team’s 2-1 loss to Colombia at Craven Cottage.

Nguyen is the first Revolution player named to the Best XI since Shalrie Joseph earned the honors in 2009.

The 28-year-old midfielder is also a finalist for league MVP, which will be announced on Wednesday.

2014 MLS Best XI

Goalkeeper – Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

Defender – Chad Marshall (Seattle Sounders FC)

Defender – Bobby Boswell (D.C. United)

Defender – Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)

Midfielder – Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

Midfielder – Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

Midfielder – Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers)

Midfielder – Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)

Forward – Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)

Forward – Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)

Forward – Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders FC)

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