Donovan, Dempsey head US men’s Best XI

Current national team stars Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey

were voted to the U.S. Soccer Federation’s All-Time Men’s National

Team Best XI as part of the governing body’s 100th anniversary


Donovan was selected on 52 of 57 ballots in voting announced

Friday, the highest total of any player.

Brad Friedel (25 votes) was picked for goalkeeper ahead of Kasey

Keller (14), Tim Howard (13) and Tony Meola (4).

Marcelo Balboa, Carlos Bocanegra, Steve Cherundolo and Eddie

Pope were voted at defender, and Donovan and Dempsey were joined in

the midfielder by Claudio Reyna and Tab Ramos.

Brian McBride and Eric Wynalda were selected at forward.

Voters include media, administrators and former players.