Category Archives: CONCACAF Player of the Year

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CONCACAF Player of the Year Award – It’s Finally Official!

JEFFREY WEBB:  Hi, Dan.  Thanks for letting me come over. ME:  No problem, Jeff! JW:  Mr. Webb will be fine. ME:  Welcome to Maysville, Kentucky.  I mean, you could have flown me to the Caribbean if you wanted, but hey. JW:  I didn’t want to jeopardize your journalistic credibility by …

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Hey! Gatorade! (Because although Kool-Aid is usually the metaphor used to denote blind enthusiasm, it’s actually pretty inappropriate when you look at the actual incident, since poisoned Kool-Aid was forced on Jonestown worshipers in panic and despair)

Boy, was Sacha Kljestan booed, or what?  I went back and checked, and while Kljestan’s background is Bosnian Serb, his father Slavko couldn’t have had much to do with the 1990′s strife, having left what was then Yugoslavia in 1980.  Waste of a lot of boos, then, if you ask …

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2012 CONCACAF Player of the Year (EDITED – WITH WINNERS!)

A lot of people don’t realize the proud and distinguished history of this award.  Long considered the poor relation of world soccer, the nations of North America, Central America and the Caribbean have provided some of the most legendary names and some of the greatest performances in the game.  And …

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2011 CONCACAF Player of the Year Award – now suspense-free!

For the men: First place: Javier Second place: Chicharito Third place: Hernandez For the people who aren’t men: First place: Abby Second place: Freaking Third place: Wambach These aren’t the best years or the best players ever – Hugo Sanchez and Dwight Yorke would look at Chicharito’s year, and kinda …

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The 2010 CONCACAF PLAYERS OF THE YEAR!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE JUST JOINED US: CONCACAF doesn’t actually give out this award. Nor do Mexican, Central American, Caribbean, Canadian, or Yankee Imperialist Running Dog journalists. Nor, obviously, do players, coaches, administrators, or federations. This is something I do. Because (1) it’s funny if it’s just me, …

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Breaking Away – and CONCACAF Players of the Year Nominations, whee

Chuck Blazer is nice to enough to respond to my questions, and today I pay him back by calling for the destruction of his organization. CONCACAF is so incompetent, they can’t even get the cheap publicity of naming a Player of the Year. So I do it. It’s usually kind …

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CONCACAF player of the year!!!!

Well, it’s come to the point where I can no longer give this award out single-handedly. But the last thing I wanted to do was call in just anyone. Fortunately, we got the scheduling done at the last second, and he’s right here, ready for the presentation. Ladies and gentlemen, …

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CONCACAF Players of the Year – 2008

It’s official. Both winners this year have “Solo” somewhere in their names. Hope Solo, CONCACAF Female Player of the Year, 2008 Solo in worse times It’s the right decision, and I think anybody that knows anything about the game knows that. There’s no doubt in my mind she made those …