Monday, November 06, 2006

BASAs: Best XI

I'll have to do some explaining for this award. I allowed each voter to name their own Best XI using whatever formation they chose (as long as it was a real one). I then took the top ten field players with the most selections and the top goalkeeper, which makes the Best XI. Any ties were broken by the players' ranks in their own position's award, and then by points in that award.

So without any further ado, here's the BASA Best XI:

Matt Reis (NE)

Jose Burciaga (KC)
Bobby Boswell (DC)
Chris Albright (LA)

Clint Dempsey (NE)
Dwayne De Rosario (HOU)
Kenny Cooper (DAL)
Christian Gomez (DC)

Landon Donovan (LA)
Ante Razov (CHV)
Jeff Cunningham (RSL)

As you can see, it's very offensive-minded, which is not a shock. Cooper played on the wing for a good portion of the season, so I guess we can consider him a midfielder and this formation to be a 3-4-3. Despite winning the Goalkeeper of the Year award, Troy Perkins loses out to Reis. He did that award despite getting fewer first place votes, so that makes sense.

De Rosario, Donovan, and Gomez are the only players to return from last year's BASA Best XI. Gomez was the only unanimous selection.


1 Matt Reis 7
2 Troy Perkins 6
3 Joe Cannon 2

1 Christian Gomez 15
2 Jeff Cunningham 11
3 Dwayne De Rosario 11
4 Bobby Boswell 10
5 Jose Burciaga 7
6 Ante Razov 6
7 Chris Albright 6
8 Kenny Cooper 6
9 Clint Dempsey 6
10 Landon Donovan 6
11 Juan Pablo Garcia 5
12 Jimmy Conrad 5
13 Facundo Erpen 4
14 Jaime Moreno 4
15 Amado Guevara 3
16 Eddie Robinson 3
17 Jonathan Bornstein 3
17 Brad Davis 3
19 Carlos Ruiz 2
20 C.J. Brown 2
21 Brian Ching 2
22 Pablo Mastroeni 2
22 Michael Parkhurst 2
22 Claudio Suarez 2
25 Ricardo Clark 2
25 Terry Cooke 2
25 Ronnie O'Brien 2
28 Kyle Beckerman 2
28 Shalrie Joseph 2
30 Andy Dorman 1
31 Craig Waibel 1
32 Chris Armas 1
32 Ivan Guerrero 1
32 Justin Mapp 1
35 Tony Sanneh 1
36 Greg Vanney 1
37 Ugo Ihemelu 1
37 Aitor Karanka 1
37 Bryan Namoff 1
37 Marvell Wynne 1
41 Alecko Eskandarian 1
41 Francisco Mendoza 1
41 Ben Olsen 1

Results Schedule

10/23-Goalkeeper of the Year (Troy Perkins)
10/24-Coach of the Year (Bob Bradley)
10/25-Rookie of the Year (Jonathan Bornstein)
10/26-Defender of the Year (Bobby Boswell)
10/27-Young Player of the Year (Kenny Cooper)

10/30-Midfielder of the Year (Christian Gomez)
10/31-Old Player of the Year (Jason Kreis)
11/1-Forward of the Year (Jeff Cunningham)
11/2-Favorite MLS Player (Clint Dempsey)
11/3-Most Annoying US Soccer Personality (Bruce Arena)

11/6-Best XI
11/7-USMNT Player of the Year
11/8-MLS Player of the Year

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