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Toronto FC star Alejandro Pozuelo named to MLS Best XI for second straight season

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The Spaniard joins some exclusive company as the TFC midfielder is once again honoured as one of the league’s top performers in 2020.

TORONTO, Canada—Major League Soccer announced Friday that Toronto FC midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo has been named to 2020 MLS Best XI.

After becoming the fifth Toronto FC player to earn the accolade in his first year in the league last season, Pozuelo now becomes just the third in club history to be named to the MLS Best XI on more than one occasion joining Dwayne De Rosario (2009, 2010) and Sebastian Giovinco (2015, 2016, 2017).

Pozuelo became the only player in franchise history to start every match this season, appearing in 24 games in all competitions, recording a league-best 19 goals+assists. He also led MLS in chances created (70) and game winning goals (5) en route to being named to the league’s Player of the Month for September and Player of the Week five times in 2020.

The Spaniard will have the opportunity to further add to his own personal trophy case later this month, as the TFC designated player is a front runner for the league’s Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player award.

2020 MLS Best XI presented by The Home Depot

Goalkeeper: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)
Defenders: Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew SC), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC)
Midfielders: Brenden Aaronson (Philadelphia Union), Diego Chará (Portland Timbers), Nicolás Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders FC), Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC)
Forwards: Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Diego Rossi (Los Angeles Football Club), Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC)