Which players deserve more of the MLS spotlight?

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Which MLS player should get more attention in 2016?
Thursday March 3rd, 2016

We all know about the likes of Sebastian Giovinco, Clint Dempsey, Kaká, Robbie Keane–players who are accomplished, continue to excel and command a bunch of attention, from fans, opposing teams and media alike.

But players frequently fly under the radar across all leagues, and that doesn't mean they aren't more deserving of the spotlight. SI's Grant Wahl asked a number of MLS coaches executives to weigh in with their opinions on which players across the league should command more of everyone's focus with the 2016 season openers looming on the horizon.

Watch the video above for their full responses, which include some names familiar to U.S. men's national team fans.

And for the rest of our series of interview questions for MLS coaches and executives watch the following:

What is the ideal playoff format for MLS?

Can promotion-relegation work in American soccer?

Will MLS really be one of the world's best leagues by 2022?

What's a lost art in the way soccer is played today?

What are you most proud of in MLS's 20 years?

What one soccer law would you change?

Which city should receive an MLS expansion team?

Should MLS implement instant replay, and to what extent?

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