Friday, December 02, 2005

CONCACAF Player of the Year?

Does anyone else find it strange that CONCACAF is the only confederation not to have some kind of a Player of the Year award? That's pretty ridiculous. Not as ridiculous as the AFC (Asia) and what's going on with their award, but there really should be an award because we all know CONCACAF players are looked down on compared to the big two. The added exposure could only help.

If there was an award, it should be one for all players from CONCACAF countries, no matter where they are playing (rather than the European approach where all players who play in Europe are eligible). I think it would be fun to go back and see who hypothetically should've won the award in previous years, but I haven't been a big soccer fan for that long. I know Dwight Yorke and Hugo Sanchez probably would have mutiple wins, and that Brad Friedel deserved it in 2002.

Comments on "CONCACAF Player of the Year?"


Anonymous Doug said ... (9:50 AM, December 02, 2005) : 

On a similar note, FSC has a half-hour show today (Friday 12-2-05) called Player of the Year. Comes on 11 AM EST. TV Guide says its to honor Landon Donovan.


Blogger brucio said ... (3:53 PM, December 02, 2005) : 

lets do our own concacaf player of the year
seeing as you organized the mls awards, why dont i take a shot at this one
i will get back to you on it


Blogger scaryice said ... (7:33 PM, December 02, 2005) : 

I don't if I can really judge it fairly though. I mean, I have no idea how guys like DeGuzman and Marquez preformed in Europe, and I don't watch the Mexican league either.


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