Sunday, October 16, 2005

BASA voting starts tonight, results next week

Introduction (August 16)

Update (October 1)


After the Chivas-Metrostars game ends (BTW, Metros need to finally beat an expansion team), I will email the 14 MLS bloggers on my blogroll with the ballot. It will be due back by the start of the first playoff game Friday (as these are regular season awards). I can't wait to see how the results compare to the real awards. This should be a lot of fun.

The only new award I've added since the last update is "Old Player of the Year." Sounds funny, but I already decided to have a Young Player award, so it makes sense. The Young Player award is for U-23 players, and the Old Player award will be for players 33 and over. Whatever age you are on July 1, that's what you count as for the season. So using this list, those eligible are Preki through Garlick for the Old Player award, and Eskandarian through Adu for the Young Player award.

I've decided to use MLB's scoring system of 5-3-1 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes. For the Player of the Year award, which will have five votes, the scoring will be 10-7-5-3-1. Also, the Best XI will be decided like this: Each ballot will name their top starting lineup, regardless of formation. For the field players, I will count how many times each player showed up, and those will be named to the Best XI(Any ties will be broken by their rankings on their position of the year awards).

I will announce the awards on this blog (and on Bigsoccer) on each weekday, for two weeks starting on October 24th. That way, hopefully the excitement will build (and it gives us more time to discuss it).

10/24-Goalkeeper of the Year
10/25-Coach of the Year
10/26-Rookie of the Year
10/27-Defender of the Year
10/28-Young Player of the Year

10/31-Midfielder of the Year
11/01-Old Player of the Year
11/02-Forward of the Year
11/03-Best XI
11/04-Player of the Year

Comments on "BASA voting starts tonight, results next week"


Blogger D said ... (8:05 AM, October 17, 2005) : 

Is there any problem if I make my ballot public, or would you prefer to keep things secretive?


Blogger scaryice said ... (1:11 PM, October 17, 2005) : 


I would rather you wait until the deadline for sending them in, which is the kickoff for the first playoff game Friday night. After that, go ahead. Thanks.


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