MLSsoccer.com started doing a series of making a Mount Rushmore for every team, "the most influential players for every club". Hopefully, Doyle can provide some feedback, or we'll end up with some nonsense. Anyway, my four:
1. Thierry Henry
3. Mike Petke (as player and coach)
4. Clint Mathis
Toughest omissions: Angel, Robles
Maybe Robles over Mathis... Ugh. Tough call. Yeah, kinda has to be. All-time leader in games and all GK categories + 3 shields. Sorry, Cletus.
As much as I am my own hero I have to agree with
Mathis - talent swag and results
I was tempted to add in Lothar and Juan Petrevallo but ran out of notebook space unlike Osorio.
OG fan Mark Fishkin went way back to the early MetroStars days to unveil one of the all-time great MLS names. “Rhett Harty became a cult hero in the early years of Metro when he shaved his head after NY lost back to back games in June 1996. The team responded with three straight wins, and the hard-nosed defender kept his Mr. Clean 'do intact for the rest of his MLS career.”