Clint Dempsey became an immediate fan favorite after his surprise move back to Major League Soccer last summer and the fans continue to show the love for Deuce with the #2 Dempsey the top selling custom jersey thus far in 2014.
It should come as no surprise that Dempsey is #1. The Sounders forward is sitting on 8 goals from 9 games and has been instrumental in helping the Sounders to the top spot on the Western Conference table. Dempsey certainly was helped on by the momentum from being the captain and go-to player of the U.S. men’s national team.
This summer’s World Cup no doubt has played a part in the Top 15. Dempsey is joined by 8 of his Stars and Stripes teammates – Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley, the Galaxy’s Omar Gonzales, Sporting Kansas City’s Graham Zusi and Matt Besler, Sounders teammate DeAndre Yedlin, Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman, and the San Jose Earthquakes Chris Wondolowski – on the list.
The #2 player on the list is no surprise but the fact that he was left of the U.S. World Cup roster is. Landon Donovan continues to be one of the most recognizable and top players in MLS. His jersey sales support how much the Galaxy #10 is respected.
The list has a foreign representation with World Cup winner with France in 1998 Thierry Henry leading the way at #4. He is joined by World Cup bound Socceroo Tim Cahill, Ireland’s Robbie Keane, England Jermaine Defoe, and Uruguayan-American Diego Fagúndez
Top 15 most popular adidas MLS player jerseys:
Rank Player Team
1 Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders FC – Home Jersey – L/S Home – Away Jersey
2 Landon Donovan LA Galaxy – Home – Away – Third
3 Michael Bradley Toronto FC – Away
4 Thierry Henry New York Red Bulls – Home
5 Tim Cahill New York Red Bulls – Home
6 Robbie Keane LA Galaxy – Home – Away – Third
7 Jermain Defoe Toronto FC – Away
8 Omar Gonzalez LA Galaxy – Home
9 Graham Zusi Sporting Kansas City – Home
10 DeAndre Yedlin Seattle Sounders FC – Home – Away
11 Kyle Beckerman Real Salt Lake – Home
12 Matt Besler Sporting Kansas City – Home
13 Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes – Home – Away
14 Maurice Edu Philadelphia Union – Home – Third
15 Diego Fagúndez New England Revolution – Home – Away
adidas has been a sponsor of MLS since the inaugural season in 1996. The German based company took over as the league’s apparel sponsor outfitting all the league’s teams and supplying the official MLS match ball in 2004.
The Top 15 MLS Jerseys List is based on sales from MLSgear.com and MLSGearCanada.ca