MLS Awards for Ching and DeRo

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by doppelganger, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. BlueMeanie

    BlueMeanie New Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    EastSIIIIDE
    Re: Brian Ching...(R)

    Awesome. The guys on MLS Wrap picked Moreno for this.

    (Props for not burying this in "The Official Brian Ching thread"!)
     
  2. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    I changed the subject line because we won another award:

    DeRo for Goal of the Year


    MOD NOTE: ...and I changed it again to more clearly reflect the subject, and also because it doesn't need an [R], being that it's not a match result. Felt the clarity was needed because people are posting these stories in other threads (I merged one into this thread).
     
  3. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Massachusetts
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    I don't think Ching should've won it. Moreno had a much bigger comeback. The '03 Ching was pretty good until he got injured, while the '03 Moreno sucked and was injured even more. Now the '04 Moreno is an MVP finalist and better than the '04 Ching.
     
  4. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    Was Moreno out for half the season because of one devastating injury? I think the "comeback player" is for coming back from a major injury, not coming back from sucking. Past winners Dayak '01, Klein '02 and Armas '03 came back from major injuries.
     
  5. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    Good for Ching! He deserved it. Worked extremely hard to come back from that devastating injury.

    Bravo to DeRo! I knew he had to get goal of the year.

    Surprised it hasn't been discussed more - but did anyone besides me notice Alexi's comments re: DeRo - specifically DeRo wanting to test the waters elsewhere. Wonder if he's gone too.
     
  6. shasta

    shasta New Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    AEG SVCKS
    Goal of the Year!!!!

    DeRo!!!! SUHWEET!!!

    Dwayne De Rosario's wicked strike against D.C. United that seemed to defy gravity and never gave United 'keeper Troy Perkins a chance has been voted the Sierra Mist Goal of the Year by MLS fans on the league's official website, MLSnet.com.

    More than 25,000 votes were cast in the process which narrowed down all 30 Sierra Mist Goal of the Week winners, plus specially selected goals by team and league officials, to De Rosario's strike on Aug. 7 in San Jose.

    *****
    MOD NOTE: Shasta, since you have PMs and email contact turned off, there was no way to notify you, but I merged your Goal of the Year thread into this thread, which existed first.
     
  7. living_ded_boy

    living_ded_boy New Member

    May 24, 2001
    Pleasanton, Ca
    Re: Goal of the Year!!!!

    Actually, gravity was his friend on that shot.....it grazed the underside of the cross-bar.
     
  8. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    Not a surprise. He showed some interest to going to England/Scotland last year after a good showing with the Canadian National Team brought some interest from over the pond. With his contract up, it makes sense to look at all options, especially with the uncertainity here. If he gets any decent offers, I bet that he will be gone.
     
  9. QuakeAttack

    QuakeAttack Member+

    Apr 10, 2002
    California - Bay Area
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    Get over it...

    Both were very deserved. However, Brian came back from a potential career ending injury. He gets the nod.

    Congratulations to Brian!
     
  10. dred

    dred Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    Land of Champions
    I agree that Moreno should have won the award.

    I've watched MLS religiously since 2000 and until this year I never saw anything that justified the legendary status fans gave him. This year I finally saw why he's a great player.

    Ching in my opinion was great in '03 too. Sure, he missed half the season, but he was still an impact player, and I kept tellin' everyone he'd be as good as new.

    Still, yay for the good guys!
     
  11. jkl;

    jkl; New Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    Congrats to Ching. But, give Jaime some credit. Moreno was out for ahlf the season because of a devastating BACK injury that was also career threatening.
     
  12. Aquari

    Aquari New Member

    Jul 5, 2004
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    Thank you. Very well said.
     
  13. Aquarius21

    Aquarius21 New Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Plano, TX
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: MLS Awards (R)

    Totally agree. Have Moreno tear his achilles and let's see how he comes back. Not only did Ching play very well, he's also been called into the NATs camp, AND score the tying goal against Jamaica.
     
  14. sonofapitch

    sonofapitch New Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    Novato, CA
    Congrats to both Brian and Dwayne!

    I did see that quote about DeRo wanting to "test the waters." As much as we can ill afford to lose him (IMO,) I can't say I'm surprised. He has been on the verge of starting for a few years and never quite gets that full time place in the XI. Plus, who knows what will happen with the team in the next year and he has a family to consider (like Latrell Sprewell minus the millions and the Bentleys.)

    It would be cool to see DeRo catch on somewhere in England or Scotland. If he goes SPL, I hope Celtic gives him a look.
     
  15. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    Santa Clara
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Good for both of our lads.

    Ching deserved the 'comeback' award as well as the best XI he received. I respect Moreno very much, but he is a man well beyond the apogee of his career, whereas Brian last year was (seemingly) cut down just as he was rising. Chingy has proved that he has the heart and will to make it, and I expect great things from him representing our country. I believe that we are incredibly lucky to have him reaching his prime just as McBride (hmm, another Brian, maybe there's something to this name game!) is reaching the end of his (I think McBride is the classiest guy to ever suit up for the nats, but facts is facts).

    Re: DeRo - Pwamme could have easily won this award either with that strike or the bike he put in against (was it DC?) That's the thing about this guy; he runs around and does stuff that looks strange and silly (an awful lot of no-look backheels to nobody!) but then comes out with these incredible passes, shots and goals. He's rather like a force of nature - absolutely unpredictable, with all of the good and bad aspects of this. I will say that off the field, he is one of the most self-effacing, quiet, and pleasant human beings I have seen in eight years at Spartan. He's in a class with Barrett, Cloutier and very few others. I do think he deserves a go somewhere. I would hate to see him leave, but if he has the itch, he certainly has the quality. I think his talents have probably excited some interest in Europe, and should not be surprised to see him picked up. If so, I wish him all the best. It would probably be a great experience both for him and his young family. I'm somewhat ambivalent about this, I think it would be good for him to go, but of course as a Quakes fan, he would be missed (no more operatic choruses of "Dwayne DeRosario" :().
     

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