Top 25 players at Copa America Centenario

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We’re two days away from the first match of the Copa America Centenario, where the United States men’s national team will kick off its push for Group A against perceived favorites Colombia.

In an effort to entertain — no advanced stats or algorithms were used — PST asked its writers to submit their players of the tournament. The results were a wildly varying batch of results that rewarded players mentioned in the Top Ten on all ballots and made for an interesting back end of the deal.

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So what we’re saying, before the Internet revolts on us for not including their favorite players, is that if, theoretically, each of us put Javier Mascherano on the edge of a Top Ten, that works better for our system than one person putting Chicharito third or two placing Willian fourth; In that same scenario, Chicharito and Willian’s results would be better than the group unanimously placing Michael Bradley 24th.

Without further ado, since most of you are skipping right to the list, here is:
ProSoccerTalk’s list of the Top 25 Players of the Copa America Centenario

25 — Michael Bradley, USMNT

24 — Juan Cuadrado, Colombia

23 — Hector Herrera, Mexico

22 — Maxi Pereira, Uruguay

21 — Philippe Coutinho, Brazil

20 — Filipe Luis, Brazil

19 — Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rica

18 — Dani Alves, Brazil

17 — Gonzalo Higuain, Argentina

16 — Wes Morgan, Jamaica

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07:  Captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City prepare to lift the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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15 — Geoff Cameron, USMNT

14 — Andres Guardado, Mexico

13 — Edinson Cavani, Uruguay

12 — Casemiro, Brazil

11 — Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Mexico

10 — Diego Godin, Uruguay

9 — Angel Di Maria, Argentina

8 — Arturo Vidal, Chile

6 (tie) — Willian, Brazil
6 (tie) — James Rodriguez, Colombia

Honorable mention: Hector Herrera, Mexico; Luis Gustavo, Brazil; Claudio Bravo, Chile; Enner Valencia, Ecuador; Hulk, Brazil; Carlos Bacca, Colombia; Cristian Zapata, Colombia; Salomon Rondon, Venezuela; Anibal Godoy, Panama; Carlos Zambrano, Peru; Celso Borges, Costa Rica; Nicolas Otamendi, Argentina; Charles Aranguiz, Chile; Eduardo Vargas, Chile.

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5 — Javier Mascherano, Argentina

4 — Luis Suarez, Uruguay

3 — Alexis Sanchez, Chile

2 — Sergio Aguero, Argentina

1 — Lionel Messi, Argentina