Here at Best Athletes we are proud to present you a list like no other. In celebration of soccer in Canada and in preparation of another exciting season of Major League Soccer getting under way on April 17th, we have brought together a panel of experts to help present you the greatest 25 players to represent Canadian teams in Major League Soccer.
The panelists were asked to present a list based solely on performances by players while within MLS for Canadian teams. Players with non-Canadian teams or different leagues were not considered. We wanted to remember and celebrate the best while they played in Canada. Each member of the panel provided a list that were subsequently placed through a ranking system – a point for last on the list, two points for the next etc – to help determine the top 25. In total over 50 players received at least one vote.
We are thrilled to announce a wide-range of 20 experts covering all three markets in detail including broadcasters, journalists, former players, agents and front-office executives. Between them each of these professionals have been involved in thousands of MLS games and took the time to carefully consider their choices.
Joey Alfieri, Montreal based radio host & commentator for TSN690.
Laura Armstrong, Toronto Star journalist.
Adam Braz, former Montreal Impact Technical Director who played for Montreal Impact & Toronto FC.
Steven Caldwell, former Toronto FC captain and current TSN Soccer Analyst.
Julian De Guzman, former Toronto FC designated player and the record-holder for most caps for Canada’s mens national team.
Paul Dolan, former Canadian national team goalkeeper & commentator for Vancouver Whitecaps on TSN.
Terry Dunfield, played for Vancouver Whitecaps & Toronto FC. Current coach at Toronto FC and television analyst.
Kristian Jack, Television broadcaster & analyst that has covered all three teams in MLS since they started.
Harjeet Johal, Vancouver based sports journalist.
Barry MacLean, President Beswicks Sports and 25 year university coach
Tony Marinaro, Montreal based sports radio host on TSN690.
Doug McIntyre, noted soccer reporter and writer for ESPN/Yahoo amongst others.
Colin Miller, former Canadian mens national team captain and current radio broadcaster for Vancouver Whitecaps
Dan Rouse, Senior Editor and Soccer Writer at the Score.
Pete Schaad, Vancouver based commentator for TSN.
Michael Singh, Managing Editor of Waking The Red.
Sam Stejskal, Staff Editor & MLS Insider for The Athletic.
Greg Sutton, former Toronto FC and Montreal Impact goalkeeper. Analyst for Montreal Impact games on TSN.
Gareth Wheeler, Soccer broadcaster for One Soccer who has covered all three teams in MLS since they started.
Luke Wileman, Play-by-play commentator and television host for TSN.
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