2016 has been a pretty decorated year for Keegan Rosenberry and Andre Blake. Both were selected as MLS All-Stars this past summer and have also been the recipients of several individual awards, including MLS Goalkeeper of the Year for Blake and MLS Fair Play Award for Rosenberry, among other accolades.
The duo was also recently named to GOAL USA’s 2016 MLS Best XI. The online publication praised both young stars on their performance this season, saying Blake has “all the attributes you want in a goalkeeper,” adding that he’s “bound to get better” in 2017.
GOAL went on to talk about Rosenberry and his standout rookie season saying, “In his rookie season, Rosenberry not only played every single minute in MLS—one of the rare players to do so—he never looked out of place, showing maturity beyond his years and impressive quality in both defense and attack.”
Others listed in GOAL’s Best XI include Justin Morrow, Sacha Kljestan, Ignacio Piatti, and Sebastian Giovinco. See the full list here.