When he's not modeling underwear or taking his kids to Laker games, David Beckham plays soccer, and does it as well as just about anyone. In the 2011 season, Beckham was second in the league in assists with 15, proving that even at the ripe old age of 35, he could more than hold his own against the young guns of MLS. The Galaxy went on to win the MLS Cup.
Talented left-footed midfielder Brad Davis had a standout season in 2011. He led the league in assists with a career-high 16 while starting every regular-season match for the first time in his career. His on-pitch prowess earned him the runner-up spot for MVP honors, behind D.C. United's Dwayne DeRosario. An original member of the Dynamo, Davis is the club's all-time leader in games, starts and assists.
In March, Dwayne De Rosario began the 2011 MLS season with Toronto FC. After a trade in April that sent him to New York, he was in the nation's capital by June, having been traded to D.C. United. But all the changes in scenery didn't stop the dynamic midfielder from dominating the league in scoring with an astounding 16 goals and 12 assists. His season performance earned him league MVP honors, making him the only athlete in a North American professional sport to win MVP for a season in which he played for three different teams.
A prolific scorer on the pitch, San Jose's Chris Wondolowski ended the 2011 MLS season tied with Dwayne DeRosario for most regular-season goals with 16. He led the league in shots on goal as well as most goals on the road with nine. All that resulted in an MLS Castrol Index Player of the Year award for the California forward.