Tuesday, December 13, 2005

2005 MLS team MVPs

The OFFICIAL team MVPs, that is. They were announced a while ago, and I forgot to post it until now. You really never hear anything about them though. That could be a good thing, since last year Henry Ring somehow won the Fire award. No idea who won the Chivas award; I never saw anything about it. Someone post it in the comments if you know.

CHI-Ivan Guerrero
CLB-Simon Elliot
COL-Joe Cannon
DAL-Ronnie O'Brien
DC-Christian Gomez
KC-Josh Wolff
LA-Herculez Gomez
MET-Youri Djorkaeff
NE-Shalrie Joseph
RSL-Andy Williams
SJ-Dwayne DeRosario

These are voted on by the players, and possibly others involved with the club. It's interesting that Taylor Twellman won the league MVP award, but not the one for his own team. And Jaime Moreno was nominated for league MVP, yet is also absent. The other one that really stands out is Herculez Gomez, who had a good year but was not the player that Landon Donovan was. Only three Americans out of eleven.

Comments on "2005 MLS team MVPs"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:42 AM, December 13, 2005) : 

The other interesting thing to me is that of the American's only one is in the World Cup picture - and just barely. Not sure what to make of that, but...

Sure, throw in Donovan and Twellman and you have one World Cup lock, two fringe players and the rest are completely off Arena's radar.


Anonymous Eric said ... (11:17 AM, December 13, 2005) : 

ONLY one out of three? Wow, that's egregious.

Josh Wolff :: Clearly in the picture if he's healthy

Joe Cannon :: Arguably the fourth or fifth choice keeper for the National Team

Herculez Gomez :: Okay, maybe he should get a look in a camp, but with no international experience whatsoever, it's not surprising that he isn't in the picture at this late date. Johnson had extensive youth international experience before this year.


Blogger scaryice said ... (6:00 PM, December 13, 2005) : 

Wolff's the only guy who's a regular.


Blogger D said ... (7:00 AM, December 14, 2005) : 

Right, but that shouldn't be worrisome. Usually MVPs are goal scorers or keepers. Bruce is turning to MLS right now primarily for role players, something that doesn't really get you MVP status even on your own team. It's not as bad as it might seem.


Anonymous jamesey said ... (1:01 PM, December 14, 2005) : 

Herculez Gomez lead the USA in scoring among all competitions (US Open Cup, MLS) and he was around more than Donovan. Anyone L.A. supporter would see Herculez as the easy and right choice for team MVP.


Blogger scaryice said ... (7:24 PM, December 14, 2005) : 

Actually, Gomez and Donovan both had 18 goals in all competitions.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:03 AM, December 15, 2005) : 

Do the players really vote on the MVP? I thought it was the local media, the beat writers for the teams.

Link or clarification of who votes?


Blogger scaryice said ... (3:37 PM, December 15, 2005) : 


"One of five midfielders named to the squad, O'Brien's teammates also voted him team MVP for 2005."


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