5 Players You Need To Pay More Attention To

5 Players You Need To Pay More Attention To

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 3, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • Brad Davis, Bryan Namoff, Colin Clark, Gerson Mayen
Brad Davis leads the league in assists and no one is talking about him. (Getty Images)

Brad Davis leads the league in assists and no one is talking about him. (Getty Images)

Right now we nearly 40 percent (if not more) through the 2009 season. While we all know of the guys making headlines I thought it would be a good time to discuss some of those guys that are making a difference who aren’t getting all the love from the press. Some may be names that we already know but I figured it was necessary to hype them up a bit more for once.

Some of these guys are newcomers, some are not. All however are making an impact on their club though.

If you have a guy that I’ve missed that needs a little more love from the bloggers, writers, and press just leave a note below and tell us all who and why. I know I won’t get everyone’s but these are a few that I felt deserved a little hype.

Brad Davis (Houston) – Here’s a guy that’s been around the league for a while but hasn’t seen nearly the respect he deserves. Right now he leads the league in assists with seven. I think it is about time we hear his name mentioned more often. He’s been a valuable player for other clubs before and right now he is a big reason why Houston is charging up the standings.

Gerson Mayen (Chivas USA) – Whether he has come off the bench or started for the top club in the league this season, the young Mayen has definitely left a good impact on his club so far. With four assists he has been able to get himself involved in the attack and help Chivas out in the standings. He has had some hype from a few Chivas writers but I think he needs some more hype nationally, especially since he is a product of the Chivas youth academy.

Logan Pause (Chicago) – Pause is one of the few guys that is out there every game for the Fire. He like teammate Brian McBride have been out for every minute of each game so far this season. Honestly no one talks about Pause but he is one of those valuable role players that every club looks for when building a title contender. He’s a steady cog to the midfield and one that helps keep possession.

Colin Clark (Colorado) – I’ve been saying for a couple years that Colorado needed Clark to step up and play big. This season he is finally doing so with two goals and five assists. One of the biggest beneficiaries to Clark’s success is the league’s top scorer Conor Casey. We very well could see the start of an amazing duo here.

Bryan Namoff (DC) – Think about the DC defense for a second. Who’s one guy that’s been there all season and hasn’t missed a second? Namoff would be that guy. I thought getting guys like him and Clyde Simms re-signed this offseason were bigger than finding a new designated player for this club.

  • ssmith2

    I played with Colin in college at SMU and I remember in his first game as a freshmen he scored a hat trick from a wide midfield position. Definitely very silky with the ball and being left footed, makes him an interesting prospect for the Nats. There is not an abundance of left footed flank players for the US with his skill set.

  • ssmith2

    I played with Colin in college at SMU and I remember in his first game as a freshmen he scored a hat trick from a wide midfield position. Definitely very silky with the ball and being left footed, makes him an interesting prospect for the Nats. There is not an abundance of left footed flank players for the US with his skill set.