Monday, October 24, 2005

BASAs: Goalkeeper of the Year


Welcome to the BASAs, which stands for Blogosphere American Soccer Awards. I wanted to see how the opinions of bloggers compared to the real awards, and now I have the results, to be revealed one per day. I emailed 15 MLS bloggers with ballots, and 11 responded. Including mine, that makes 12. That's not a lot, but there aren't many MLS bloggers out there. So it's a good start, and I'm sure it will grow from to year to year, as I plan to make this an annual thing (I'm also planning to have a Yanks Abroad edition in May or June).

The following blogs participated in this event (thanks guys):

Goalkeeper of the Year

1st 2nd 3rd Points
1 Pat Onstad 9 2 1 52
2 Matt Reis 3 7 2 38
3 Nick Rimando
2 4 10
4 Tony Meola
5 Joe Cannon

2 2
5 Jonny Walker

2 2
7 Brad Guzan

1 1

(5-3-1 scoring system)

It was a two-horse race, and Onstad outdistanced Reis by a decent amount. Both players were named on all ballots. Out of the 4 positional awards (GK-D-M-F), only one other player can make that claim.

Onstad also won the official award in this category, as announced by MLSnet on Wednesday. Their awards count votes from the media, players, and coaches/gm's equally. The top two were the same, but Cannon took third. BASA voters preferred Rimando instead, not giving Joe much love.

Results Schedule

10/24-Goalkeeper of the Year (Pat Onstad)
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

(results will be posted here and on this Bigsoccer thread)

Comments on "BASAs: Goalkeeper of the Year"


Blogger brucio said ... (10:55 AM, October 24, 2005) : 

thanks for tally these awards
i enjoyed participating
bruce from du nord


Blogger Mike H said ... (1:01 PM, October 24, 2005) : 

I agree with Bruce, this was a lot of fun, thanks for making it happen.


Anonymous Joe said ... (2:32 PM, October 24, 2005) : 

I love the daily, one-by-one release of the awards. What a tease...


Anonymous James said ... (10:25 PM, October 24, 2005) : 

this is a great site. I enjoyed the awards vote.


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