Major League Soccer has announced the 2012 Best XI, as chosen by media, team representatives and players:

Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen, Sporting Kansas City.

Defenders: Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City; Victor Bernardez, San Jose Earthquakes; Aurelien Collin, Sporting Kansas City.

Midfielders: Graham Zusi, Sporting Kansas City; Chris Pontius, D.C. United; Osvaldo Alonso, Seattle Sounders; Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy.

Forwards: Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls; Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes; Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy.