LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads the league in jersey sales. (Photo courtesy of MLS)

NEW YORK – LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic finds himself atop the list of best-selling adidas jerseys in Major League Soccer sold on for the second consecutive season, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez, the 2018 MLS Golden Boot winner, and LA FC forward Carlos Vela, the 2019 Golden Boot winner, sit second and third on the list, respectively. D.C. United Englishman Wayne Rooney and Chicago Fire and former German international Bastian Schweinsteiger rounded out the top five.

New York City FC midfielder and captain Alex Ring was the sole metropolitan area among the top 25. The Red Bulls placed no one.

Fifteen MLS clubs were represented.

Seattle Sounders FC lead with four jerseys in the top 25 – Jordan Morris (7th), Nicolas Lodeiro (10th), Cristian Roldan (12th) and Raul Ruidiaz (14th). Sporting Kansas City defender Graham Zusi (24th) was the only player to appear on the list for the last six consecutive seasons.

Eight players have featured for the U.S. men’s national team (Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan, Chris Wondolowski, Sebastian Lletget, Brad Guzan, Dom Dwyer, Jozy Altidore and Graham Zusi).

Thirteen countries are represented (determined by birthplace) – Sweden (Zlatan Ibrahimovic), Venezuela (Josef Martinez), Mexico (Carlos Vela), England (Wayne Rooney, Dom Dwyer), Germany (Bastian Schweinsteiger), United States (Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan, Chris Wondolowski, Sebastian Lletget, Brad Guzan, Jozy Altidore, Graham Zusi), Argentina (Hector Villalba, Diego Valeri, Ignacio Piatti, Sebastian Blanco, Luciano Acosta), Portugal (Nani), Uruguay (Nicolas Lodeiro), Peru (Raul Ruidiaz), Finland (Alex Ring), France (Romain Alessandrini) and Colombia (Diego Chara, Darwin Quintero Jr.).

The rankings are based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on since the beginning of 2019 and through the end of the 2019 MLS regular season.

  1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA)
  2. Josef Martinez (ATL)
  3. Carlos Vela (LAFC)
  4. Wayne Rooney (DC)
  5. Bastian Schweinsteiger (CHI)
  6. Hector Villalba (ATL)
  7. Jordan Morris (SEA)
  8. Diego Valeri (POR)
  9. Nani (ORL)
  10. Nicolas Lodeiro (SEA)
  11. Diego Chara (POR)
  12. Cristian Roldan (SEA)
  13. Chris Wondolowski (SJ)
  14. Raul Ruidiaz (SEA)
  15. Ignacio Piatti (MTL)
  16. Darwin Quintero (MIN)
  17. Sebastian Lletget (LA)
  18. Brad Guzan (ATL)
  19. Sebastian Blanco (POR)
  20. Alexander Ring (NYC)
  21. Dom Dwyer (ORL)
  22. Romain Alessandrini (LA)
  23. Jozy Altidore (TOR)
  24. Graham Zusi (SKC)
  25. Luciano Acosta (DC)


Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at