Expansion St. Louis City place two on MLS Best XI

League: MLS

Posted on: 28 Nov, 2023 at 03:42 PM

Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Expansion team St. Louis City SC was one of four clubs with two players named to the 2023 MLS Best XI on Tuesday.

Defender Tim Parker and MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Roman Burki helped St. Louis break league records for wins and points by a first-year team, finishing atop the Western Conference at 17-12-5 (56 points).

Supporters' Shield winners FC Cincinnati, Atlanta United and Nashville SC also placed two players on the Best XI, voted on by members of the media, MLS players and technical staffs.

The honorees represented eight nations and seven clubs, all of which made the MLS Cup Playoffs. There are eight first-time selections.

The 2023 MLS Best XI:
--Forwards: Denis Bouanga (Los Angeles FC), Giorgos Giakoumakis (Atlanta United), Cucho Hernandez (Columbus Crew)
--Midfielders: Luciano Acosta (FC Cincinnati), Thiago Almada (Atlanta United), Hector Herrera (Houston Dynamo), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC)
--Defenders: Matt Miazga (FC Cincinnati), Tim Parker (St. Louis City SC), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
--Goalkeeper: Roman Burki (St. Louis City SC)

--Field Level Media