ASA Spring MLS Top-50 Ranking: 40-31 / by Harrison Crow

By Harrison Crow (@harrison_crow)

Yesterday, I introduced the who, what, where and why of this ranking, which was culled from the ballots of team front office personnel, MLS players, journalists, league analysts and other MLS experts. I'm sure there are going to be some disagreements, so hit us up on twitter or leave a comment below.

Check back later in the week for the rest of the rankings:
Monday: 50 through 41
Tuesday: 40 through 31
Wednesday: 30 through 21
Thursday: 20 through 11
Friday: 10 through 1

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ExpG: Expected Goals according to our player rankings
ExpA: Expected Assists
ExpSaves: Expected Goals Against minus Actual Goals Against according to our goalkeeper rankings.
Touch%: Percent of team's touches while on the field
TxGp90: Total Expected Goals per 90 minutes
Shots Created: Shots + Key Passes

40. Wil Trapp - Midfielder, Columbus Crew
Total Score: 228

39. Ignacio Piatti - Midfielder, Montreal Impact
Total Score: 243

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38. Perry Kitchen - Midfielder, DC United
Total Score: 250

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37. Graham Zusi - Midfielder, Sporting KC
Total Score: 253

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36. Blas Perez - Forward, FC Dallas
Total Score: 279

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35. Dillon Powers - Midfielder, Colorado Rapids
Total Score: 285

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34. Matias Laba - Midfielder, Vancouver Whitecaps
Total Score: 293

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33. Chad Marshall - Defender, Seattle Sounders
Total Score: 312

32.  Osvaldo Alonso - Midfielder, Seattle Sounders
Total Score: 316

31. Ike Opara - Defender, Sporting KC
Total Score: 327