The “Nashville SC doesn’t have any fans” narrative continues to die its lonely death. The club’s Walker Zimmerman and Hany Mukhtar come in Nos. 17 and 25 on the best-sellers list for Major League Soccer jerseys this year.
From League release:
NEW YORK(October 27, 2021) – In conjunction with Jersey Week, Major League Soccer unveiled the 2021 best-selling MLS jerseys. Atlanta United forward Josef Martínez finds himself atop the list of best-selling adidas jerseys in MLS for the 2021 regular season sold on MLSstore.com. Martinez has been among the top five best-selling jerseys since joining MLS in 2017. The 2021 season marks his first year at No. 1.
Seattle Sounders FC striker Raúl Ruidíaz is second in goals scored this season and second on the list of best-selling jerseys. LAFC winger Carlos Vela is third. LA Galaxy star Javier “Chicharito” Hernándezand Sounders midfielder Nicolás Lodeiro round out the top five.
Fifteen MLS clubs are represented. For the third consecutive year, Seattle Sounders FC lead all clubs with four jerseys in the top 25 – Ruidíaz (No. 2), Lodeiro (No. 5), Cristian Roldan (No. 6) and Fredy Montero (No. 8). Austin FC and LA Galaxy each have three jerseys ranking in the top 25, Cecilio Domínguez, Alex Ring and Tom ás Pochettino for Austin FC and Hernández, Jonathan dos Santos and Sebastian Lletget for LA Galaxy.
Additional highlights are detailed below.
14 different countries represented (determined by birthplace):
Argentina (Emanuel Reynoso, Lucas Zelarayán, Diego Valeri, Tomás Pochettino)
Colombia (Fredy Montero, Diego Chará)
Finland (Alex Ring)
France (Gonzalo Higuaín)*
Germany (Hany Mukhtar)
Mexico (Carlos Vela, Javier Chicharito’ Hernández, Jonathan dos Santos)
Paraguay (Cecilio Domínguez)
Peru (Raúl Ruidíaz)
Scotland (Johnny Russell)
Uruguay (Nicolás Lodeiro)
United States (Cristian Roldan, Miles Robinson, Sebastian Lletget, Chris Wondolowski, Walker Zimmerman, Alejandro Bedoya)
Venezuela (Josef Martínez)
*Born in France. Played for Argentine National Team.
Six players have featured for the U.S. Men’s National Team – Cristian Roldan, Miles Robinson, Sebastian Lletget, Chris Wondolowski, Walker Zimmerman, Alejandro Bedoya.
A total of 9 players have featured in a FIFA World Cup match for their national teams – Alejandro Bedoya (USA), Jonathan dos Santos (Mexico), Javier Chicharito’ Hernandez (Mexico), Gonzalo Higuaín (Argentina), Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay), Nani (Portugal), Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Carlos Vela (Mexico), Chris Wondolowski (USA)
The members by club are as follows:
Seattle Sounders 4 (2 Raul Ruidiaz, 5 Nico Lodeiro, 6 Cristian Roldan, 8 Fredy Montero)
LA Galaxy 3 (4 Chicharito Hernandez, 9 Jonathan Dos Santos, 10 Sebastian Lletget)
Austin FC 3 (13 Cecilio Dominguez, 23 Alex Ring, 24 Tomas Pochettino)
Atlanta United 2 (1 Josef Martinez, 7 Miles Robinson)
Nashville SC 2 (17 Walker Zimmerman, 25 Hany Mukhtar)
Portland Timbers 2 (19 Diego Valeri, 22 Diego Chara)
LAFC 1 (3 Carlos Vela)
Orlando City 1 (11 Luis Nani)
San Jose Earthquakes 1 (12 Chris Wondolowski)
Minnesota United 1 (14 Ema Reynoso)
FC Cincinnati 1 (15 Brenner)
Columbus Crew 1 (15 Lucas Zelarayan)
Sporting KC 1 (18 Johnny Russell)
Philadelphia Union (20 Alejandro Bedoya)
Inter Miami CF (21 Gonzalo Higuain)
Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, DC United, Houston Dynamo, CF Montreal, New England Revolution, NYCFC, New York Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake, Toronto FC, and Vancouver Whitecaps were nnot represented.