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Laurent Ciman named to MLS Best XI

The 2015 MLS best XI logically fields the 2015 MLS defender of the year.

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Major League Soccer announced the season's Best XI ffor 2015,  during the MLS playoff but between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas.

MLS All-Star Laurent Ciman leads the way into the heart of the best XI defensive line as the Belgian proved his worth more than he can remember throughout a difficult year for the Montreal Impact.

Quickly establishing himself as a general,  Ciman's style and European experience was important to the club's Concacaf Champions League campaign ,  that ended in a crushing loss to Club America in the final.

Throughout the MLS season,  Ciman mostly held the team together defensively but was not always perfect himself. Prone to yellow cards and not shy to criticize MLS referees,  the Belgian international had to adapt his style and mentality around the league's standards.

The MLS 2015 Best XI

Goalkeeper – Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls) Defender – Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact) Defender – Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) Defender – Matt Hedges (FC Dallas) Midfielder – Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City) Midfielder – Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas) Midfielder – Dax McCarty (New York Red Bulls) Midfielder – Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC) Forward – Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) Forward – Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew SC) Forward – Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)