MLS: Landon Donovan and the Top 10 Designated Players in League History

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MLS: Landon Donovan and the Top 10 Designated Players in League History
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With New York officially signing the league's latest designated player in Tim Cahill, I thought it would be the perfect time to take a look at some of the best to ever wear that label. Although only created in 2007, there have been a number of teams that have used the DP rule to enhance their team.

Of course, some designated players have lived up to their reputation more than others. Here are the top 10 DPs of all time. Enjoy!

Note: The rankings were based primarily on the success each player had on the field under the designated player label. Off-field successes such as merchandise/ticket sales were also taken into account, but with far less weight. 

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