When asked in a Q&A on the ussoccer.com website, the 21-year old USA international winger said that AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben are the two players he would like most to team up with.
"If I could play with any player it would be Ibrahimovic, but if I have to say a winger I would say Arjen Robben," Shea replied to one fans' question.
"I just like the way he plays and has a dominant left-foot. Ibrahimovic has been my favorite player since I was a kid. He's massive and good with his feet. He's a lot of fun to watch."
As for the most difficult opponent in Major League Soccer, Shea rated Colorado Rapids defender Kosuke Kimura as the toughest to negotiate.
"Kimura," was Shea's answer. "He gets it in his head before a game that his opponent won't beat him. He takes it very personally.
"He's always there, no matter where I go. He's so feisty and can run all day. He's definitely a good player and my least favorite to play against."