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MLS player poll: Giovani dos Santos most overrated player

Dos Santos narrowly beat out Michael Bradley for the unflattering designation

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

As it turns out, Galaxy supporters aren’t the only ones disheartened with Gio’s form. ESPN anonymously polled a number of MLS regulars, and unfortunately the older dos Santos has been deemed the most overrated player in the league.

LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos is the most overrated player in Major League Soccer, while Montreal Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti is the most underrated, a poll of their peers found.

Dos Santos, entering his fourth season in MLS, received 11 percent of the votes for the most overrated, just edging out Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley, who received 10 percent.

The 28-year-old Mexico international, currently sidelined by a hamstring injury, ranked sixth in the overrated poll in 2016 but was not among the leaders last year. But after the Galaxy’s poor results last season, one Western Conference player said he selected Dos Santos “because he’s the leader on the team that finished last in MLS in 2017.”

There’s no getting around it, this is kind of embarrassing. On the bright side, at least Sigi’s got some explosive chalkboard material.