Top 5 MLS Players in the 2014 World Cup

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Top 5 MLS Players in the 2014 World Cup

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For the 2014 World Cup, MLS made headlines for having 15 of its players called up to the USMNT. It did not end there, because overall, there are almost 30 players who were called up by their respective national teams. Even one of MLS's worst teams had a player called up as a starter. There are so many great players in MLS, but these are the top five who are spending their summer in Brazil.

5. David Villa

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5. David Villa

David Villa MLS World Cup

David Villa hasn't played any minutes in MLS yet, but he is NYCFC's first official player. Spain has already been eliminated, but not before Villa could score a goal for his team. Although David Villa is an older player -- having already retired internationally after Spain's elimination -- he is still an incredible striker. The cheeky heel kick he made for his goal against Australia is proof of it.

4. Julio Cesar

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4. Julio Cesar

Julio Cesar MLS World Cup

Prior to the World Cup, Julio Cesar had been playing his season with Toronto FC. He did great at Toronto, and is playing well in Brazil. He is the starting goalkeeper for the host country, and has 83 caps with the team.

3. Giancarlo Gonzalez

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3. Giancarlo Gonzalez

Giancarlo Gonzalez MLS World Cup

Twenty-six-year-old Giancarlo Gonzalez joined Columbus Crew this season. He is one of the reasons Columbus started the season off strong, and he is having a huge impact on his team in the World Cup. Costa Rica was never expected to leave the group of death, but they finished in first.

2. Tim Cahill

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2. Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill MLS World Cup

Unfortunately, Australia has already been eliminated from the World Cup, but this was no fault of Tim Cahill's. He played great for Australia as he does for the New York Red Bulls. He was the top scorer for Australia, but it was not able to beat its opponents to advance.

1. Clint Dempsey

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1. Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey MLS World Cup

Clint Dempsey is a veteran to the USMNT and has recently returned to MLS. He is making a huge impact on the Seattle Sounders, and also for the USMNT in the World Cup. Dempsey has scored in both matches the USMNT has played so far, and he will most likely score against Germany. Dempsey is the best player on the pitch from MLS.