And the MVP is....

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Sakatei, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Sakatei

    Sakatei Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    ..coming into view.:)

    I could not find this so smash me if it is out there.


    Favorite
    - Luciano Emilio -DCU


    In the Building (No Order)
    - Juan Carlos Toja -FCD
    - Taylor Twellman -Revs (NE)
    - Eddie Johnson -KC Wizards
    - Juan Pablo Ángel -Red Bulls (NY)
    - Guillermo Barros Schelotto -Crew (Columbus)


    Lurking in the Bushes
    - Maykel Galindo -Chivas (LA)

    Who am I missing? Can some non-attackers get some love?
     
  2. suppitty

    suppitty Member

    Mar 15, 2004
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think Emilio is necessarily the favorite. While he may be leading scorer, strikers like Angel and Johnson have impressed me more this year. Toja was fantastic untill he went out of action following the allstar game.
     
  3. Sakatei

    Sakatei Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    I had to put someone as a fav.:) Toja should be back soon I think.

    Some others who may not be MVPs but have had good seasons

    -C. Mathis
    -C. Jones
    -B. Olsen
    -J Burciaga Jr
     
  4. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lucky Lucy gets it if DC win the MLS Cup, Blanco if Chicago win, JPA if Metro win.

    If another team wins, probably JPA.
     
  5. Nidal Baba Superstar

    Sep 20, 2006
    Far away
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Galindo is actually a good bet if Chivas win. I mean, it's a hell of a story.
     
  6. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Luciano gets the Golden Boot by more than 2 goals, he should also win the MVP award. At times this season he was our only attacking threat. If we had Esky instead of Emilio we'd be in much worse shape.
     
  7. spidergoose

    spidergoose Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    Annapolis
    Club:
    DC United
    MVP is given out before MLS Cup takes place, but if DC wins the Shield, I think that gets it for Emilio. Especially if he breaks 20 along the way. No way they could win it this year without him.
     
  8. Via_Chicago

    Via_Chicago Member

    Apr 1, 2004
    Bay Area, California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For those discussing MLS Cup, remember that the MVP award is chosen at the end of the regular season. Playoff performances do not factor in (although that's usually when you separate the wheat from the chaff as it were).

    If Chicago makes the playoffs, Blanco wins, hands down. If not, my vote is for Angel. Emilio though has been very good, but D.C. have gotten goals from other sources as well (Fred, Ben Olsen [!], etc.). Injury has hampered Toja but it'll be instructive to see how the team plays when he returns. They've been pretty dismal since he's been out.
     
  9. Sakatei

    Sakatei Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Looking for a parking spot
    - Cuauhtémoc Blanco -Chicago

    :)
     
  10. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    The only way Blanco gets the MVP award is if he leads Chicago to the SS. Seeing as how that's virtually impossible, I'll go ahead and say it goes to someone who actually played the majority of the season with their team.

    My personal candidates:

    Toja
    Emilio
    Scheletto
    JPA
    Galindo

    Every name has made a major impact on their team, and the winner should be whoever leads their team to the best record.
     
  11. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Austin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, pretty soon.


    (He played in the USOC win over Seattle on Wed., and the win over Toronto on Sat.)

    ;)
     
  12. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member+

    Feb 10, 2003
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Yeah, no freaking way Blanco gets it. If he scored a goal a game and the Fire won out... still probably not.

    I think Angel, Toja, and Emilio are the front runners.
     
  13. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is no question that Emilio SHOULD be the favorite at this stage. He is the most indispensable player on the team with the best record in the league .......... and oh by the way, he also leads the LEAGUE in scoring by 4 goals. But of course, the league will find a way to screw this up, because they already have egg on their face for not even appointing Emilio to the SECOND squad (non-playing) All Star team, while guys like Claudio Reyna (who is THE biggest bust of the 2007 season was able to make the team. So now the league, rather than take more egg on the face by naming an MVP who they totally screwed by leaving off the allstar team, will probably name Angel the MVP instead of admit their gigantic mistake. Think about it ...... if anyone had told any one of you that Jaime Moreno after 22 games (prior to the game on Sunday), wouldn't have a SINGLE goal in the run of play, where would you have said that United would be in the standings?
     
  14. christian_b

    christian_b New Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I disagree with this line of thinking.
     
  15. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd say this is the correct list except for Schelotto. He's awesome, but it looks like the Crew might not even make the playoffs. Maybe if the Crew go on a 3 or 4 game winning streak, and Schelotto gets a goal and an assist in each game, but even if that happens, I still think Emilio has to get the nod ahead of him.

    Right now, I'd say Emilio is number one followed by Toja. Third place tie between JPA and Galindo. Of course, the season isn't over yet, so maybe Schelotto or Eddie Johnson can sneak in there with some top games.
     
  16. Tmagic77

    Tmagic77 Member+

    Feb 10, 2003
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I wouldn't have been that surprised. I think it's pretty clear he's not the player he was. I'd probably say they'd be in 3rd, maybe second. I agree that Emilio should be the favorite as of now.
     
  17. bostonf4lyf

    bostonf4lyf Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    wmass
  18. John Galt

    John Galt Member

    Aug 30, 2001
    Atlanta
    Emilio is the headline grabber and will probably get the award. Blanco has the benefit of knowing what the team was like without him. If he lifts the Fire up into the playoffs, he'd deserve some consideration, but might lose out just because he's not been there long enough. If you go by the before/after calculation, you'd also have to put Juan Pablo Angel up near the top.

    MLS just announced they've added a "Best Newcomer" award for non-rookies in their first MLS season. The MVP and the Best Newcomer appear likely to be the same person.
     
  19. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What, Don Garber is going to rig the voting? What kind of Area 51 paranoid crap is this?

    Between all the people factoring in who wins the Cup in the award, and onefine(?)esq's "contribution," this thread should be aborted.

    Wait. At this point, Emilio is the clear front runner. Let's see how the rest of the season develops.

    OK, now it can be aborted. :D
     
  20. touch line

    touch line New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Umm nah, that's not how you should decide MVP for what should be a pretty obvious reasons.

    Emilio is a scoring machine. I think he has to be the front runner.

    Scheletto might be a close second. After Emilio, the choices become more dabatable though. JPA has been HUGE for NY too.
     
  21. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ? I didn't say that Garber was going to rig it. I'm saying that the powers that be in the league are not going to vote for Emilio because it's a tacit admission of their mistake in the first place at leaving Emilio totally off the all star team. but I think you already knew what i meant and were just being your normal super(?) dave self.
     
  22. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The MVP has nothing to do with post-season play. It's based on play during the regular season.
     
  23. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're still not making sense. Who do you think selects the league MVP? Maybe your answer to that question will clarify this for everyone, me included.
     
  24. spidergoose

    spidergoose Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    Annapolis
    Club:
    DC United
    I don't think it's much of an admission of being wrong if Emilio is MVP. Fact is, he was not having an all-star caliber year in the first couple months of the season. He started lighting it up once the all-star balloting ended.
     
  25. Sakatei

    Sakatei Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    As an aside I think MLS should have a young player of the year award. Something like 21 or 23. Just because it looks good on the old resume.:)
     

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