Big Soccer Posters Best 11

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by mjtate, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. mjtate

    mjtate Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Westerville, OH
    This isn't an official list or anything, just a fans opinion of the best 11, or actually 13 players in MLS this year. I'm basing my picks mostly on games I've watched (most HD net and ESPN2 games, some FSW) and recaps from others. For my list, I'm tweaking the best 11 to best 13 to include players for a 4-4-2 and a 3-5-2 lineup. Interested to see what others think:

    GK - Joe Cannon -
    RB - Frankie Hejuck - Didn't play here all year, but even so, no other good RBs in the league. Albright had a good 1st half, but slipped in the end.
    CB - Jimmy Conrad -
    CB - Chad Marshal - I thought he was better than Fraser, should have scored multiple goals with his head.
    CB - Tyrone Marshall - He screws up sometimes, but made many saving tackles with his speed and timing, plus can get forward at times.
    LB - Paul Broome ?, just joking. No one I guess. None of the teams playing 4-4-2 have really good LBs, or am I missing someone?
    RMF - Ronnie O'Brien - One of the best players in the league at times, but seems to get bored. Hopefully Frisco will help next year.
    DMF - Shalrie Joseph
    CMF - Dema Kovalenko
    OMF - Amado Guevra
    LMF - Diego Gutierrez - Once again, not many choices, but he's a solid 2 way player who can get an assist or goal on occiasion.
    FW - Eddie Johnson - What if he had a supporting cast?
    FW - Jaime Moreno
  2. alliu23

    alliu23 I'm a Yank til I Die

    Jul 28, 2004
    Williamsport, PA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    here's my 2 cents just position wise...
    GK: Joe Cannon (no contest)
    Def: Chad Marshall
    Eddie Pope
    Robin Fraser
    not sure of a 4th
    Mid: Landon Donovan (wouldn't be a best 11 w/out him)
    Amado Guevara
    Ronnie OBrien
    Jack Jewsbury ?
    Fwd: Brian Ching (even though he screwed up Sat)
    Jamie Moreno

    and I'll throw in my coach of the year... toss up between Gansler and Andrulis
  3. awparcell

    awparcell New Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    KC via st. louis
    Jewsbury isn't good enough to start for kc when they are healthy. he would be behind preki, klein, zavagnin, guitierrez, igor etc.
  4. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    purely for fun. i'll play a 4-3-3.


    Ralston Nelson Fraser Garcia


    Martino Kovalenko

    Moreno Donovan Eskandarian


    E. Johnson
    Elliott (shock me!!)
    Reis (??)
  5. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    Going on a 3-5-2 formation

    G - Joe Cannon

    D - Ryan Nelsen
    D - Robin Fraser
    D - Jimmy Conrad

    M - Amado Guevara
    M - Ben Olsen
    M - Kerry Zavagnin
    M - Landon Donovan
    M - Steve Ralston

    F - Eddie Johnson
    F - Jaime Moreno

    Close but no cigar awards go to:

    G - Jon Busch

    D - Chad Marshall
    D - Bryan Namoff
    D - Tyrone Marshall

    M - Ronnie O'Brien
    M - Dema Kovalenko
    M - Clint Dempsey
    M - Eddie Gaven
    M - Chris Klein

    F - Davy Arnaud
    F - Brian Ching
  6. KCWiz

    KCWiz New Member

    May 8, 2003
    Manhattan, Kansas
    Goalkeeper Joe Cannon

    Defenders Jimmy Conrad, Nat Borchers, Antonio de la Torre

    Midfeilders Landon Donovan, Amado Guevara, Kyle Martino, Kerry Zavagnin, Dema Kovalenko

    Forwards Damani Ralph, Pat Noonan
  7. churchill2000

    churchill2000 3x MLS Cup Champions

    Jul 12, 2004
    Monde Virtuel
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    My picks;

    GK: Joe Cannon

    Defenders: Chad Marshall, Tyrone Marshall, Nick Garcia, Jeff Agoos

    Midfield: Simon Elliot, Marcelo Saragosa, Amado Guevarra, Clint Dempsey

    Forwards: Brian Ching, Jaime Moreno
  8. myshap

    myshap Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Columbus Crew
    GK Cannon
    DF Fraser
    DF Conrad
    DF C. Marshall
    MF Donovan
    MF O'Brien
    MF Guevara
    MF Dempsey
    MF Gaven
    FW Moreno
    FW E. Johnson

    2nd team
    GK Busch
    DF Nelson
    DF T. Marshall
    DF Albright
    MF Gutierrez
    MF Elliott
    MF Martino
    MF Kovalenko
    MF Herzog
    FW Ching
    FW Eskandarian
  9. Crewbasher

    Crewbasher Member

    Jul 7, 1999
    The Enemy Base
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    GK - Cannon
    D - Conrad
    D - Fraser
    D - Nelsen
    MF - Guevara
    MF - Ralston
    MF - O'Brien
    MF - Donovan
    MF - Kovalenko
    F - Moreno
    F - Johnson

    Marshall, Ching, and Dempsey just missed my list.
  10. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not biased or anything but I'm just wondering why so many people are snubbin Noonan. He had the same amount of points as Guevara (tied for league lead), so obviously he had the most points out of the forwards. Grant it I thought he played horrible this year, but he got the points when Revs needed them.
  11. KCWiz

    KCWiz New Member

    May 8, 2003
    Manhattan, Kansas
    JMMUSA, you aren't being biased. I completely agree. Both Noonan and Ralph carried their respective teams and should be noticed for that.
  12. KCWiz

    KCWiz New Member

    May 8, 2003
    Manhattan, Kansas
    4 of 11 for me. :(
  13. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goalkeeper---Joe Cannon

    Centerbacks---Jimmy Conrad, Ryan Nelson, Robin Fraser

    Midfielders---Amado Guevara, Landon Donovan, Eddie Gaven, Kerry Zavagnin, Ronnie O' Brian

    Forwards----Jamie Moreno, Eddie Johnson
  14. alliu23

    alliu23 I'm a Yank til I Die

    Jul 28, 2004
    Williamsport, PA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Donovan got snubbed, I don't see Gaven making it over Donovan, now that might be my bias ?
  15. alliu23

    alliu23 I'm a Yank til I Die

    Jul 28, 2004
    Williamsport, PA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    oh, by the way.. here is the MLS Best XI

    GK Cannon
    DF Fraser, Nelsen, Pope, Conrad
    MD Gaven, Zavagnin, Guevara, O'Brien
    FD Ching, Moreno
  16. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My Best XI for the year:

    Joe Cannon, COL

    Chad Marshall, CLB
    Jimmy Conrad, KC
    Ryan Nelsen, DC

    Amado Guevara, MET
    Ronnie O'Brien, DAL
    Eddie Gaven, MET
    Landon Donovan, SJ
    Tony Sanneh, CLB

    Josh Wolff, KC
    Damani Ralph, CHI

    Second team:

    Jon Busch, CLB

    Jeff Agoos, SJ
    Tyrone Marshall, LA
    Nat Borchers, COL
    Frankie Hejduk, CLB

    Jose Cancela, NE
    Chris Klein, KC
    Clint Dempsey, NE
    Marcelo Saragosa, LA

    Jaime Moreno, DC
    Ed Johnson, DAL

    Sanneh may not have been with the Crew for very long, but he was the best player on the team in most of the games he played. If he's not eligible, then Dempsey gets his spot on the first team, and add Chris Armas (CHI) to the second team.
  17. flowergirl

    flowergirl Member+

    Aug 11, 2004
    panama city, FL
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. swedcrip34

    swedcrip34 New Member

    Mar 17, 2004
    I think the league is now deep enough to consider a "second" 11
  19. alliu23

    alliu23 I'm a Yank til I Die

    Jul 28, 2004
    Williamsport, PA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Isn't it nice that you can finally say that? A few years ago you couldn't.
  20. suppitty

    suppitty Member

    Mar 15, 2004
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fraser, Nelson, Marshall, and Conrad
    Guevara, Obrien, Donovan, and Kovalenko
    Morneno, and Ching

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