Can’t really fault the fact the selection is mostly Atlanta United and Portland Timbers players: those teams played and won the most games in the playoffs, so it makes sense they are contributing the majority of players to a post-season Best XI.
As such, congratulations to Aaron Long for making the cut. He has won many more impressive awards and trophies in 2018 - the Supporters’ Shield; MLS Defender of the Year; first US Men’s National Team caps; MLS All Star; MLS Best XI; RBNY Defender of the Year - but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve a little more praise.
Thanks for a great and memorable 2018, Aaron. Looking forward to 2019 already.