Award Finalist Are Up

Award Finalist Are Up

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 30, 2008
  • 6 Comments
  • 2008 MVP Race, Coach of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Defender of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, MLS Awards, MVP, Newcomer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, WVH Award Tracker

MLS released their award finalist today. I was planning on sharing my votes later on this week or early next week but why not today. I was able to vote in this year’s voting through the league (apparently the league enjoys the blogging world out there that cover the sport). My selections are marked in bold. I will release my Best XI later on.

Goalkeeper (Nov. 4 announcement)
Jon Busch, Chicago Fire
Will Hesmer, Columbus Crew
Matt Reis, New England Revolution

Fair Play (Nov. 4)
Juan Pablo Angel, New York Red Bulls
Michael Parkhurst, New England Revolution
Chris Rolfe, Chicago Fire

Comeback (Nov. 22)
Jon Busch, Chicago Fire
Kenny Cooper, FC Dallas
Santino Quaranta, D.C. United

Defender (Nov. 6)
Jimmy Conrad, Kansas City Wizards
Chad Marshall, Columbus Crew
Bakary Soumare, Chicago Fire
(I actually voted for Gonzalo Segares, Chicago Fire)

Rookie (Nov. 13)
Geoff Cameron, Houston Dynamo
Kheli Dube, New England Revolution
Sean Franklin, Los Angeles Galaxy

Coach (Nov. 11)
Dominic Kinnear, Houston Dynamo
Sigi Schmid, Columbus Crew
Frank Yallop, San Jose Earthquakes

Most Valuable Player (Nov. 20)
Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Chicago Fire
Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy
Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Columbus Crew

Newcomer (Nov. 11)
Darren Huckerby, San Jose Earthquakes
Claudio Lopez, Kansas City Wizards
Andre Rocha, FC Dallas

  • Cannon Girl

    Ok Drewby…you know this award should go to Frank. Am I gonna have to kick you out of the club again? You and Skippy JUST made it back in!

  • Cannon Girl

    Ok Drewby…you know this award should go to Frank. Am I gonna have to kick you out of the club again? You and Skippy JUST made it back in!

  • Joseph D'HIppol

    Cannon Girl, as someone who has watched Yallop in Los Angeles, I'd love to agree with you (especially so the Galaxy could soil its collective underwear) but I can't. One of two people deserve this award: Preki and Jason Kreis (neither of whom were nominated, but that's another story). Preki had to keep his team together and competitive while it endured a slew of injuries. In less than 14 months, Kreis rebuilt the team in his image, got the right type of players and (thanks to Movsisyan) made the playoffs. If Yallop's team qualified for the playoffs, you'd have a much better argument.

  • Joseph D’HIppolito

    Cannon Girl, as someone who has watched Yallop in Los Angeles, I’d love to agree with you (especially so the Galaxy could soil its collective underwear) but I can’t. One of two people deserve this award: Preki and Jason Kreis (neither of whom were nominated, but that’s another story). Preki had to keep his team together and competitive while it endured a slew of injuries. In less than 14 months, Kreis rebuilt the team in his image, got the right type of players and (thanks to Movsisyan) made the playoffs. If Yallop’s team qualified for the playoffs, you’d have a much better argument.

  • CMcAfee

    How on earth does Blanco get an MVP nomination but Javi Morales does not? Does he have an MVP nomination clause in his contract? Blanco had 7 goals (3 off PKs) and 11 assists, while Morales had 6 goal (none off PKs) and 15 assists, off a lot smaller salery too. Booooo MLS.

  • CMcAfee

    How on earth does Blanco get an MVP nomination but Javi Morales does not? Does he have an MVP nomination clause in his contract? Blanco had 7 goals (3 off PKs) and 11 assists, while Morales had 6 goal (none off PKs) and 15 assists, off a lot smaller salery too. Booooo MLS.