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BWP takes No. 1 in Bleacher Report's Top 50 MLS Ranking; Dax, Sacha and Robles Earn Spot

Dax McCarty, Luis Robles and Sacha Kljestan were also given spots in the BR final ranking.

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The MLS voters weren't nice enough to give Bradley Wright-Phillips or Sacha Kljestan the nod as MVP of the league, but Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Joe Tansey did find room for a Red Bull at the top of his ranking of MLS pkayers.

On December 14 Tansey published his list of the Top 50 Players in MLS in 2016. Four Red Bulls superstars made the final cut. You can read Tansey's full list and comments on each selection on Bleacher Report, but we've picked out the highlights for you:

41. Dax McCarty, New York Red Bulls

The heart and soul of the New York Red Bulls continued his success under Jesse Marsch in the American's second season in charge.

39. Luis Robles, New York Red Bulls

Luis Robles is still the most underrated goalkeeper in MLS. The New York Red Bulls netminder produced yet another solid season in between the pipes, but his achievements were overshadowed by the scoring prowess of Bradley Wright-Phillips and Sacha Kljestan.

4. Sacha Kljestan, New York Red Bulls

A lot has been made about the big names being brought into MLS over the last two years, but the move that was met with little fanfare at first may turn out to be one of the best signings in league history.

[In 2016] Kljestan became the first player to reach 20 or more assists in a single season since Carlos Valderrama achieved the feat in 2000.

1. Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls

Bradley Wright-Phillips scorched the nets of MLS for the third year running to earn his second Golden Boot award.

Wright-Phillips and Kljestan were both finalists for the MLS Landon Donovan MVP Award, ultimately losing out to Golden Boot runner-up and PK-enthusiast David Villa, one of the starters for NYC FC when the team lost 7-0 at home to the Red Bulls and when the team lost 5-0 at home in the playoffs to Toronto FC.

Villa came in 3rd on the Bleacher Report Ranking, behind Wright-Phillips and Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco - who recorded a hat-trick at Yankee Stadium while eliminating NYC FC from the playoffs this year.