7 Players Who Deserve to Be Designated Players in MLS

Major League Soccer is entering a new era in 2015, as Thierry Henry and Landon Donovan will no longer be around to display their talents on the pitch. 

Filling the void of the two stars will not be an easy task, but the designated-player rule does make things a bit easier for clubs to go out and find new talent.

Although acquiring outside talent is popular, some clubs opt to reward their current players with designated-player contracts. The latest example of this is New York locking up Bradley Wright-Phillips for the long term after the 2014 season ended. 

With Wright-Phillips' signing in mind, here is a look at seven other current MLS players who are deserving of a designated-player contract. 

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