With the first half of the 2017 MLS season in the books, Goal’s Ives Galarcep takes a look at the league’s best performers to date

San Jose’s Nick Lima and the Philadelphia Union’s Jack Elliott are the other two in the running for Rookie of the Year honors, though keep an eye out for Minnesota United’s Abu Danladi and the Colorado Rapids’ Kortne Ford.

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