Landon Donovan: Honda Player of the Year / Decade

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Crimen y Castigo, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From the LA Galaxy Blog.

    And ESPN

    Completely deserved.

    Here's to LD

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  2. SamsArmySam

    SamsArmySam Member+

    Apr 13, 2001
    Minneapolis, MN
    Agree. The man is at peak form.
     
  3. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not sure which of the two was the more obvious choice.
     
  4. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    awesome. Congrats Landon
     
  5. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I can't remember a more obvious selection in recent memory. He's been far-and-away our best and most consistent player.

    He's our best player of the decade, century, millenium, whatever timeframe you want to discuss.

    Congrats to LD.
     
  6. bct81

    bct81 Member+

    Mar 17, 2007
    Mass (formerly northern Virginia/Colorado)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congrats - well deserved .... looking forward to WC2010.
     
  7. Robdog

    Robdog Member+

    Oct 20, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, Cali
    Not trying to take nothing from LD, but who votes on these things??? How does Jozy get 3rd??? Dempsey is playing way more for his club side. Scored some goals for the USNMT as well. Hell he won the Bronze Ball, awarded to the third best individual in the Confederation's Cup. The last I checked, he starts in the EPL & Jozy is on the sidelines:rolleyes:
     
  8. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This award is, and ALWAYS is, about national team play. So if you want to argue about it, we should leave club form out of it.
     
  9. Robdog

    Robdog Member+

    Oct 20, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, Cali
    Ok, Demps had 4 goals, Jozy had 2. Demps was named the Bronze Ball of the Confeds. I am still confused how Altidore finished ahead of Dempsey. :confused:
     
  10. cthomer5000

    cthomer5000 Member+

    Apr 23, 2007
    Raleigh NC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Jozy scored a hat-trick against T&T in April... how does he only have 2 goals by your math?


    He had 5 goals in the last round of qualifying.
     
  11. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    John Harkes was the election monitor.
     
  12. Robdog

    Robdog Member+

    Oct 20, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, Cali
    Thanks I forgot about that. So winning a major award in a top tournie doesn't get one any brownie points. In my mind goals vs. Egypt, Spain, Brazil tops the 3 vs TnT. 2 vs. Chelsea doesn't mean anything??? 7 EPL goals doesn't mean anything??? Like I said before, please provide me a better explanation of this voting process. I can't see how anyone votes Altidore above Dempsey, unless they are not following the players.
     
  13. westcoast ape

    westcoast ape Member+

    Nov 27, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Don't get caught up in the third place vote. For all you know Dempsey was sut barely behind Altidore. Overall I think I agree with you that Dempsey should be ahead of Altidore, but how much does it matter?

    Whether Donovan should have won all six of his awards, it is doubtless true that this one is clear and deserved. (I can't totally recollect all the awards of the past decade, but it seems there were one or two at least that might arguably have gone to another player).
     
  14. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I'm sure Dempsey got votes.

    I'd imagine most ballots had Donovan first..........and then some combination of the other guys after that.
     
  15. lplaksina

    lplaksina Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    Obviously for 6 years 221 people who follow US soccer day to day thought that Donovan deserved the award.
    That works for me.
    Well done, and quite an accomplishment.
     
  16. FC Matt 90

    FC Matt 90 New Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Austin FC
    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Once again: the Honda Player of the Year is ONLY regarding National Team play. So yeah, 2 goals vs. Chelsea and 7 goals in the EPL don't mean anything.

    The award you're looking for is the Athlete of the Year award, which is awarded in December. That takes into consideration both National Team play and Club play. I imagine Clint will do well in the voting for that award.
     
  18. Robdog

    Robdog Member+

    Oct 20, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, Cali
    Thank you for the explanation I was looking for. Again, I never posted that LD didn't deserve the honor. I was only asking how Jozy Altidore get the nod above Clint Dempsey
     
  19. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    He's been the King of Concacaf for the US, the most consistent and prolific player in the Region's matches over the past decade. I'm not a member of the Church of Landon; there have certainly been better and more accomplished players to pull on the jersey. But none of those guys have done it longer and more consistently within the Confederation. It's not close when judged by that criteria.
     
  20. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    You are the king of indirect insults. Seriously, you're obsessed.
     
  21. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    And in other news, the sun will rise in the east and set in the west.
     
  22. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What a selfish prick! I mean come on. What a hog. Two or three POY awards isn't enough? You have 6 damn cars from this award. Six! Share the love. Give a car to those poor MLS kids making peanuts like Holden. Give some hardware to the younger cats on the Nats. They gotta have something to shoot for. :D ;)
     
  23. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    he loaned them Bianca. isn't that enough? ;)
     
  24. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Oh com'on, it's not like I called the man a wuss or anything less than a great American player.
     
  25. Donofan_10

    Donofan_10 Red Card

    Aug 20, 2009
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what a surprise...
     

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