Picking an MLS All-Star XI Capable of Competing in Europe’s Top Leagues

This season, a number of players have swapped life in the European leagues for Major League Soccer, but who could genuinely compete if they went the other way?

United States internationals Jermaine Jones, Jozy Altidore, Sacha Kljestan, Mix Diskerud, Juan Agudelo and Brek Shea have all pitched up at various MLS sides in 2014/2015, not to mention Kaka, David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco and the soon-to-be-arriving Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.

In this slideshow, we cast our eye over the division and pick an all-star XI who have the skills to cut it in Europe's top leagues. The choices are based on performance levels from last season, while age also played a factor in who made the list.

Set up in a 4-3-3 formation, we also include a selection of honourable mentions. Due to what we perceive as a lack of outstanding full-backs currently playing in MLS, you will notice that all our defensive choices are centre-backs.

Those who have already pla...

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