Graham Zusi—Finally, SKC have found their No.10 in the midfield. It might have come from an unlikely source, but former bench-warmer Graham Zusi is now the engine to arguably the most dangerous offense in the league. His vision and creativity in the midfield have created countless opportunities for SKC and has earned him six assists already this campaign. Quite frankly, there might not be a better CAM in all of MLS at this point in time.
Kyle Beckerman—But you don’t need to rack up the assists to get noticed these days. Kyle Beckerman has yet to assist a teammate all season but has been an absolute rock in the central midfield for RSL this year. Time and time again he has broken up counter attacks and won 50-50 balls that have turned into attacking opportunities for his own team. If it weren’t for stronger CDM’s in the USMNT player pool, Klinsmann might just give Beckerman another chance to prove himself at the international level.
Osvaldo Alonso—Much like Beckerman, Alonso has been phenomenal this season at clogging up the middle and being in the right place at the right time. By now, Alonso doesn’t need to score goals or get assists to prove to this league he is one of the best center mids around. While many feel Alonso got snubbed last year during the All-Star selection process, if he continues his excellent form he should get a decent chance at playing in Philadelphia this July.
Dwayne De Rosario—Dwayne De Rosario is picking up right where he left off in DC last season. While there are other weapons around him now to score the goals (Deleon, Salihi, Maicon Santos) De Ro continues to be an excellent playmaker for a team that struggled in the attacking third prior to his arrival. Since the trade to DC he has become the face of the franchise and given nothing but 100 percent effort. On his work ethic alone, he could be an All-Star, but DDR also has the stats to back his candidacy up as well.
Other Notables: Nick Deleon, Darlington Nagbe, Eddie Gaven