Top 10 Biggest MLS Stars Twitter Accounts
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Top 10 Biggest MLS Stars Twitter Accounts

Social media has given us a new glimpse into the lives of the athletes we love to watch.

Social media has given us a new glimpse into the lives of the athletes we love to watch. We can see their every move on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. But did you know this also gives you a slight edge when it comes to betting on sports? It’s true. If someone is feeling sick, injured or malcontent, it will show up in your newsfeed. This is the info you would have had to get from the media in the past. So for those betting on MLS, here are 10 players to follow.  

Most Popular MLS Players On Twitter

1. Carlos Vela @11carlosV - LAFC

Carlos Vela was very much on top of his game in 2019, putting in domineering performances game after game. He won the MLS MVP award for the 2019/20 campaign and the soccer betting odds for the 2020 MVP will likely favour the Mexican again. Vela crushed the league’s scoring tally for a single-season, scoring 34 goals in his second season with LAFC. The Mexican forward had a pair of hat tricks, which secured the Golden Boot. In the second half of the season, Vela found the net in all but one of his appearances during that stretch. Vela is one of the top players in the league, which means he has some great content as well as some off the pitch antics!

2. Josef Martínez @JosefMartinez17 - Atlanta United FC

Arguably the number one out and out striker in the MLS. He’s scored 82 goals in 92 MLS appearances, which is a staggering record. He’s ruthless in front of goal - a pure poacher. He set the all-time record with 15 consecutive goals in the 2019 season. His success in MLS has driven him into stardom in Mexico, which has boosted his social media profile massively. With great content and regular updates from the team’s action, Martinez’s Twitter account is a good place to be.

Josef Martinez

3. Maxi Moralez @mmoralezoficial - New York City FC

Maxi Moralez has been a sensation in New York and is a key part of their attack. He recorded 20 assists in the league in 2019, which was a big part of the reason New York City FC made it to the Playoffs. Alongside Heber and Castellanos, they have a lethal front three. Interestingly, he managed 16 assists in 2018, so what will he produce in 2020? Maxi’s performances on the pitch have led to a growing following on Twitter.

4. Ike Opara @ikeopara - Minnesota United FC

Ike Opara has a relatively small following on Twitter, though the 31-year old is a rock in defence for Minnesota. In 2018 Minnesota United’s leaky defence allowed 71 goals to through. Then, a year later with Opara in the lineup, they are conceding just 43 and managed to make the playoffs for the first time in the club’s history. He was awarded the 2019 MLS Defender of the Year award, which was well deserved and he was unquestionably the winner. We imagine that the best soccer betting sites will peg Opara for the award in 2020 as well.

5. Nicolás Lodeiro @Nicolaslodeiro - Seattle Sounders

Lodeiro is a gifted footballer, linking the forwards for Seattle and taking them to the 2019 MLS title. He first appeared on the international scene at the World Cup in 2010. He was excellent for Uruguay that year and it warranted a move to Ajax straight after. But it didn’t really work out there. But since he moved to the Sounders, it’s been the start of a very special journey and the highlight of Lodeiro’s career. He’s guided Seattle to two MLS Cups and the best football the city has seen in his 4-year tenure. 

Nicolas Lodeiro

6. Raul Ruidiaz @RaulRuidiazM - New England Revolution

Raul Ruidiaz is an extremely well-rounded player, though he may not put up the numbers of a Josef, Vela or even Moralez. But the Peruvian showed up big-time in the playoffs last season, showing that the Revolution is a team not to be trifled with. The 2019/20 campaign saw Ruidiaz net 11 goals, with four goals in the postseason. He’s an integral player for the Revolution and has been pivotal in making New England one of the top tier MLS teams, which has led to Ruidiaz commanding a rapidly growing following.

7. Alejandro Pozuelo @Pozuelo_10 - Toronto FC

The 28-year old former La Liga playmaker has made an instant impact at Toronto FC since joining at the start of the 2019 season. He managed to score 12 goals and assisted another 12, then added a further two goals and three assists to take Toronto FC to the MLS Cup final. He’s an ice-cool finisher and really made it count last season. He’s a good looking lad and pure footballer, which is why he was put on the FIFA 2020 cover in North America.

8. Chicharito Hernadez @ChicharitoNews - LA Galaxy

Chicarito Hernandez is a legendary name in world football. Starting off in Mexico, before being plucked away by the legendary ex-Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. It was in the Premier League where he made a name for himself as a pure poacher and was a huge influence on the team’s success. After that, he moved onto Real Madrid and then many other teams. Now at LA Galaxy, he has the big boots of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to fill. Chicharito’s Twitter presence usually consists of images and videos of him and the rest of the Galaxy playing.

Chicharito Hernadez

9. Eduard Atuesta @EduardAtuesta - Los Angeles F.C. 

Eduard Atuesta is very active on Twitter, posting a variety of images and videos showing the success of his team. LAFC is a team in the ascendency. As such the number of followers the players are getting is skyrocketing. The Colombian enjoyed a great season at the fulcrum of midfield last season, he managed to register 11 assists overall. He’s elegant with the ball and a real fan favourite amongst the LAFC cohort. 

10. Jonathan dos Santos @jona2santos - LA Galaxy

Jonathan dos Santos will be entering his fourth season at the Galaxy this year and has legendary status amongst the fans. It’s been the big Swede who’s grabbing the headlines, though Dos Santos’s contribution that has made the real difference. He only managed 3 goals last season, but the Mexican midfielder is the real engine in the team. He keeps things moving and ensures the team maintain their attacking rhythm - think Jordan Henderson.  With 1.4 million followers, Dos Santos is very active on Twitter.  

Follow These MLS Players On Twitter

We’ve tried to select our list via a combination of activity on Twitter (number of tweets) and their overall relevancy in the league. Of course, you might be able to glean a nugget of insight from a bench player. Maybe they were backstage for a fight between teammates. 

But make sure you’re following all of these guys if you want to make a bet on MLS. They may not have the most followers. But we feel they may have insight into how their team will perform.