NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 27, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club in conjunction with Major League Soccer and Jersey Week, announced today the 2021 best-selling MLS jerseys. Two Nashville SC players made the list including reigning 2020 MLS Defender of the Year and 2021 All-Star Walker Zimmerman (17) and 2021 MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar (25).
Zimmerman, a 2021 Defender of the Year candidate, has anchored a backline to a 0.70 goals-against average when he’s in the lineup this season, and a record of 7W-3L-11D. Zimmerman has been selected to MLS Team of the Week four times this season.
For Mukhtar, the midfielder ranks third in MLS in goals + assists with 23 this season. Mukhtar also ranks tied for seventh in MLS in goals with 13, ranks fourth in shots with 84, and third in shots on target with 39. He also leads Nashville SC in these respective categories as well as assists. Mukhtar has been selected to the MLS Team of the Week six times, the most of any Nashville SC player this season.
Per MLS, additional highlights are detailed below.
14 different countries represented (determined by birthplace):
- Argentina (Emanuel Reynoso, Lucas Zelarayán, Diego Valeri, Tomás Pochettino)
- Brazil (Brenner)
- 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)
- Portugal (Nani)
- 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 rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com since the beginning of 2021.
Best-Selling MLS Player Jerseys:
2021 Best-Selling MLS Jerseys
- Josef Martínez (Atlanta United)
- Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC)
- Carlos Vela (LAFC)
- Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (LA Galaxy)
- Nicolás Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders FC)
- Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders FC)
- Miles Robinson (Atlanta United)
- Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders FC)
- Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy)
- Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy)
- Nani (Orlando City)
- Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
- Cecilio Domínguez (Austin FC)
- Emanuel Reynoso (Minnesota United FC)
- Brenner (FC Cincinnati)
- Lucas Zelarayán (Columbus Crew)
- Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
- Johnny Russell (Sporting Kansas City)
- Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers)
- Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union)
- Gonzalo Higuaín (Inter Miami CF)
- Diego Chará (Portland Timbers)
- Alex Ring (Austin FC)
- Tomás Pochettino (Austin FC)
- Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC)
For more information on the best-selling MLS jerseys, visit MLSstore.com.