If there is a list of best signings in MLS history, there are definitely some names worth mentioning. David Bechkam, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Josef Martinez — all of these names should definitely be up there. And so should David Villa’s.
But New York City FC’s first-ever captain and all-time best scorer has apparently been snubbed by MLS’s Andrew Wiebe. Earlier today, MLS tweeted out a list of ten players that Wiebe considers to be the best signings in league history, and there is a disturbing lack of some El Guaje action on it.
The most egregious on this list, in my humble opinion, is Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez who just signed for the LA Galaxy and hasn’t even played an MLS game yet. Then you have Kaka, who had a phenomenal career in Europe and internationally with Brazil. Yet, the former Orlando City DP never played in a single MLS Cup Playoff game.
Then you have players like Wayne Rooney who were literally here for a spell and never accomplished anything of note. Considering who is on this list, it’s a borderline crime that David Villa — who led NYCFC for four seasons — didn’t make the cut.
You’ve done a very bad thing, Mr. Wiebe. And you should feel bad.