Among those 637 players, 234 have been capped by their national teams (36.7 percent) while nearly 70 percent, 36 of 53, of current Designated Players (average age of 27.32 years) have been capped. Among these internationally capped players, 40 standouts in MLS have been included on a FIFA World Cup roster.
During the offseason, MLS clubs signed its youngest group of newcomers in league history. The 96 newcomers to the league (counting players signed from international leagues, NASL and non-MLS affilaited USL clubs) maintain an average age of 25.05 years old, while 50 percent of the players have experience playing for their respective national team. Of note this offseason, MLS clubs signed 30 South American players averaging 22 years of age.
The current class of Designated Players in MLS also ranks youngest in league history, with the 53 Designated Players in the league averaging 27.32 years of age. This offseason, MLS clubs signed 13 new Designated Players to the league, with those players averaging 23.46 years of age.
MLS Player Maps and Lists
World map of players by birthplace
Map of players born in the U.S. and Canada
Map of players born in Latin America and Spain
*Downloadable versions of the Player Maps are available here.