Ghanaian international Jonathan Mensah named in 2020 MLS best XI

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Ghanaian Columbus Crew captain Jonathan Mensah has been named in the 2020 MLS best eleven of the 2019/2020 season.

The defender, who played every minute of the regular season, was selected by the media, MLS players, and MLS club technical staff as one of the best defenders in the league.

It is the first time the 30-year-old is making the best eleven of the league since arriving in 2017. This year the towering defender celebrates a century of appearances for the Black and Golds as they reach the play-offs of the MLS.

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“We want to congratulate Jonathan on earning this worthy recognition as one of the top players in MLS in 2020,” said Crew SC President and General Manager Tim Bezbztchenko.

“Jonathan Mensah has been one of our key performers since earning the captain’s role. He has played every minute of every match for the Club during a long and at times incredibly compact season. He has been very pivotal to the success of our backline this year. This is a large reason why we had one of the best defensive records in the league during the season. We are proud of Jonathan’s accomplishments and we know he will continue to perform at a high level during the playoffs.”

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Mensah’s announcement was disclosed by his wife in a lovely short video while he was at training with his teammates

#Crew96’s a family. @Jomens25’s wife broke the Best XI news to him & his teammates