As if Columbus didn’t already have enough attacking firepower, they added Molino this season to an already loaded roster. Molino nearly guided Minnesota to MLS Cup in 2020, and he’ll aim to help the Crew win their second straight league title this season.
29. Valentín Castellanos - New York City FC
NYCFC will be without striker Heber until the summer, which means Castellanos will likely be their go-to goalscorer once again in 2021. He takes on players very well and his pace makes defenses tremble.
28. Diego Chara - Portland Timbers
Chara is the most physically dominating midfielder in the league. His gift of breaking up attacks from opposing teams is nearly unmatched in MLS.
27. Rodolfo Pizarro - Inter Miami CF
Now having Gonzalo Higuain for a full season, Pizarro will be expected to lift his game and help Miami reach the postseason in a competitive Eastern Conference.
26. Hany Mukhtar - Nashville SC
Nashville has so much to be excited about with Mukhtar. He’s a former German youth international and despite only playing part of the 2020 MLS season it was evident that he’s going to be one of the most exciting creators to watch in the league.
25. Robert Beric - Chicago Fire
If you’re looking for an underrated MLS player with incredible potential it’s Beric. In a crazy 2020 season, Beric managed to score 12 goals, his biggest goal output since 2014/15 with Rapid Wien in Austria.
24. Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez - LA Galaxy
We’re going to pretend 2020 wasn’t full of struggles for Chicharito because we’re all aware of the immense talent he possesses. The Galaxy went from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Hernandez, so they’re expecting big returns from the El Tri star.
23.Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union
The Jamaica international has been as steady as they come in goal for his entire MLS career. His athleticism makes him the best goalkeeper in the league and he serves as one of the many reasons for the Union’s recent success.
22. Chris Mueller - Orlando City SC
Mueller feels like he’s on the brink of really taking over in Orlando, and that could very well lead to him moving abroad in the near future.
21. Alexander Ring - Austin FC
Easily one of the best midfielders in MLS, Austin made a splash when acquiring Ring from NYCFC this offseason.