NEW YORK, N.Y (September 12, 2022) – During his first season in Major League Soccer, LAFC forward Gareth Bale finds himself atop the list of top-selling adidas jerseys in the League sold on MLSstore.com. Charlotte FC defender Christian Fuchs and LAFC’s forward Carlos Vela sit second and third on the list respectively. LA Galaxy forward Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández and Atlanta United FC striker Josef Martínez round out the top five.
2022 Concacaf Champions League Winners, Seattle Sounders FC, lead with four jerseys in the top 25 – Raúl Ruidíaz (No. 6), Jordan Morris (No. 9), Cristian Roldan (No. 14), and Nicolás Lodeiro (No. 16).
A record-setting fifteen MLS clubs are represented, including Charlotte FC who in the club’s debut season had two players rank in the top 25: Fuchs (No. 2) and Karol Świderski (No. 7).
Sixteen different countries are represented (determined by birthplace):
- Argentina (Valentín Castellanos, Sebastián Driussi, Lucas Zelarayán*)
- Austria (Christian Fuchs)
- Brazil (Luiz Araújo, Douglas Costa)
- Colombia (Diego Chara)
- Germany (Hany Mukhtar)
- Italy (Lorenzo Insigne)
- Kosovo (Xherdan Shaqiri)**
- Mexico (Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, Carlos Vela)
- Peru (Raúl Ruidíaz)
- Poland (Karol Świderski)
- Scotland (Johnny Russell)
- Spain (Carles Gil)
- Uruguay (Diego Fagúndez, Nicolás Lodeiro)
- United States (Jordan Morris, Miles Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Gyasi Zardes, Walker Zimmerman)
- Venezuela (Josef Martínez)
- Wales (Gareth Bale)
*Born in Argentina. Played for Armenian National Team.
**Born in Kosovo. Played for Switzerland National Team.
Top-Selling MLS Player Jerseys, 2022 Season
- Gareth Bale, LAFC
- Christian Fuchs, Charlotte FC
- Carlos Vela, LAFC
- Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández, LA Galaxy
- Josef Martínez, Atlanta United FC
- Raúl Ruidíaz, Seattle Sounders FC
- Karol Świderski, Charlotte FC
- Xherdan Shaqiri, Chicago Fire FC
- Jordan Morris, Seattle Sounders FC
- Walker Zimmerman, Nashville SC
- Valentín Castellanos, New York City FC
- Sebastián Driussi, Austin FC
- Lucas Zelarayán, Columbus Crew
- Cristian Roldan, Seattle Sounders FC
- Diego Fagúndez, Austin FC
- Nicolás Lodeiro, Seattle Sounders FC
- Hany Mukhtar, Nashville SC
- Diego Chara, Portland Timbers
- Carles Gil, New England Revolution
- Miles Robinson, Atlanta United FC
- Luiz Araújo, Atlanta United FC
- Johnny Russell, Sporting Kansas City
- Lorenzo Insigne, Toronto FC
- Douglas Costa, LA Galaxy
- Gyasi Zardes, Colorado Rapids
- Five players have featured for the U.S. Men’s National Team: Jordan Morris, Miles Robinson, Cristian Roldan, Gyasi Zardes, Walker Zimmerman.
- Seven players have played in a FIFA World Cup match: Douglas Costa (Brazil), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (Mexico), Lorenzo Insigne (Italy), Nicolás Lodeiro (Uruguay), Raúl Ruidíaz (Peru), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland), Carlos Vela (Mexico).
- Nine players were 2022 MLS All-Star Selections: Valentín Castellanos (New York City FC), Sebastián Driussi (Austin FC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández (LA Galaxy), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC), Carlos Vela (LAFC), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC).
- Six are first-year MLS Players: Gareth Bale (LAFC), Douglas Costa (LA Galaxy), Christian Fuchs (Charlotte FC), Lorenzo Insigne (Toronto FC), Xherdan Shaqiri (Chicago Fire FC), Karol Świderski (Charlotte FC).