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Major League Soccer announced today that LAFC forward Gareth Bale leads the list of top-selling adidas jerseys sold on MLSstore.com and LAFC Captain and forward Carlos Vela ranks third amongst the league’s top-sellers.

Bale joined LAFC on June 27 and the Welsh National Team Captain has registered two goals in nine MLS appearances.

Since joining LAFC in 2018, Vela has been among the top three best-selling jerseys every year, topping the list in 2020. The 2019 MLS MVP was again named an All-Star for the fourth time this season and has eight goals and a team-high 12 assists in 2022.

A record-setting 15 MLS clubs are represented, including Charlotte FC who in the club’s debut season had two players rank in the top 25: Fuchs (No. 2) and Karol Świderski (No. 7).

No. 1 Gareth Bale

Sixteen different countries are represented (determined by birthplace): 

  • Argentina (Valentín Castellanos, Sebastián Driussi, Lucas Zelarayán) Austria (Christian Fuchs)
  • Brazil (Luiz Araújo, Douglas Costa)
  • Colombia (Diego Chara)
  • Germany (Hany Mukhtar)
  • Italy (Lorenzo Insigne)
  • Kosovo (Xherdan Shaqiri)* Mexico (Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, Carlos Vela)
  • Peru (Raúl Ruidíaz)
  • Poland (Karol Świderski)
  • Scotland (Johnny Russell)
  • Spain (Carles Gil)
  • Uruguay (Diego Fagúndez, Nicolás Lodeiro)
  • United States (Jordan Morris, Miles Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Gyasi Zardes, Walker Zimmerman)
  • Venezuela (Josef Martínez)
  • Wales (Gareth Bale)

*Born in Argentina. Played for Armenian National Team.

**Born in Kosovo. Played for Switzerland National Team

No. 3 Carlos Vela
Top-Selling MLS Player Jerseys, 2022 Season
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Player
Team
1.
Gareth Bale
LAFC
2.
Christian Fuchs
Charlotte FC
3.
Carlos Vela
LAFC
4.
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernández
LA Galaxy
5.
Josef Martínez
Atlanta United FC
6.
Raúl Ruidiaz
Seattle Sounders FC
7.
Karol Świderski
Charlotte FC
8.
Xherdan Shaqiri
Chicago Fire FC
9.
Jordan Morris
Seattle Sounders FC
10.
Walker Zimmerman
Nashville SC
11.
Valentín Castellanos
NYCFC
12.
Sebastián Driussi
Austin FC
13.
Lucas Zelarayán
Columbus Crew SC
14.
Cristian Roldan
Seattle Sounders FC
15.
Diego Fagúndez
Austin FC
16.
Nicolás Lodeiro
Seattle Sounders FC
17.
Hany Mukhtar
Nashville SC
18.
Diego Chara
Portland Timbers
19.
Carles Gil
New England Revolution
20.
Miles Robinson
Atlanta United FC
21.
Luiz Araújo
Atlanta United FC
22.
Johnny Russell
Sporting Kansas City
23.
Lorenzo Insigne
Toronto FC
24.
Douglas Costa
LA Galaxy
25.
Gyasi Zardes
Colorado Rapids
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Additional highlights:

  • Five players have featured for the U.S. Men’s National Team: Jordan Morris, Miles Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Gyasi Zardes, Walker Zimmerman.
  • Seven players have played in a FIFA World Cup match: Douglas Costa (Brazil), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (Mexico), Lorenzo Insigne (Italy), Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay), Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland), Carlos Vela (Mexico).
  • Nine players were 2022 MLS All-Star Selections: Valentín Castellanos (New York City FC), Sebastián Driussi (Austin FC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (LA Galaxy), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).
  • Six are first-year MLS Players: Gareth Bale (LAFC), Douglas Costa (LA Galaxy), Christian Fuchs (Charlotte FC), Lorenzo Insigne (Toronto FC), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire FC), Karol Świderski (Charlotte FC).

The rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com since the beginning of 2022 season through Sept. 1. For more information on the top-selling MLS jerseys, visit MLSstore.com.

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