The sixth annual edition of the New England Soccer Journal Best XI reinforces the importance of consistency from New England products for their club sides.
A quick glance through the list reveals a host of familiar names continuing to underline their credentials week after week. Sure, there are statistical achievements to hail along the way, but this group is about professional production first and foremost.
Those strides are easiest to spot through the collective success of the teams involved. The group includes one MLS Cup favorite, one MLS playoff team, one of the top teams in Turkey and a promoted side fighting for its top-flight future in Norway. Their achievements run the gamut and result from the contributions of their New England-nurtured linchpins along the way.
Our selection criteria remain as steadfast as the players included on this list. Best XI candidates must have birth ties, development links to a town in the region or college careers in New England.