MLS Best XI and more

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by jmeissen0, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    here's my MLS Best XI

    Bocanegra
    Curtin
    Pope
    Beasley
    Guevara
    Preki
    Donovan
    Twellman
    Razov
    Ruiz
    Onstad


    MVP: Preki
    Defender of the Year: Curtin
    Comeback Player of the Year: Armas
    Coach of the Year: Sarachan
    Rookie of the Year: Ralph
     
  2. MLS3

    MLS3 New Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    Pac NW
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Razov
    Ruiz
    Spencer
    Preki
    Donovan
    Chung
    Guevara
    Curtin
    Bocanegra
    Borchers
    Onstad

    MVP: Preki
    Defender of the Year: Bocanegra
    Comeback Player of the Year: Armas
    Coach of the Year: Sarachan
    Rookie of the Year: Ralph
     
  3. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    GK - Hartman
    LB - Dunivant
    CB - Curtin
    CB - Pope
    RB - Nelsen
    LM - Chung
    DM - Kovalenko
    AM - Preki
    RM - Mullan
    CF - Donovan
    CF - Twellman

    MVP - Donovan
    Defender of the Year - Curtin
    Coach of the Year - Sarachan
    Rookie of the Year - Damani Ralph
    Comeback of the year - Brian Kamler (to be different)
     
  4. Wizardscharter

    Wizardscharter New Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Blue Springs, MO
    Great list.
    I agree with all of these otY selections, no question.

    Would have liked to have seen what Ching could have done over a full season without the bench time and injurues. Dunivant was great, but you can't argue with Ralph's scoring and wow factor. If Onstad's consiered a rookie then he's eliminated on principle for the one he batted in v KC. For those who didn't notice alll 3 of those last names are on the same team!

    For All XI: I take Spencer in a heartbeat over Ruiz. Twellman next if the wee Scot can't see over the podium... With Ruiz' occasional dives, I might even take McBride first.

    Chung over Guevara for a variety of reasons - scoring, defense, pace, fitness, accuracy of shot, better temper, never disappears, he had to play "left idiot" at MET for so long, etc.

    Pope might not be the best choice as his play was limited; some games he was coming back to fitness as well. I'll take Dunivant instead from MLS' best defense in SJ. The guy scores, takes corners (meaning he makes the long runs routinely), wins it in the air, has size, speed, youth, doesn't get cards at all, started every game, led SJ in minutes...is that enough? He does nothing to hurt your team and everything to help it.

    I thought about Mullen over DMB, but then reluctantly decided the DMB's potential highlites and the actual ones are worth it. Mullen will never get it - he is in SJ instead of CHI and Mullen doesn't make you go "Wow!". He simply makes you watch your GK pick the ball out of the net more often than any other middie not named Preki.
     
  5. Wizardscharter

    Wizardscharter New Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Blue Springs, MO
    Jmeissen0's list
     
  6. soccerhooligan33

    soccerhooligan33 New Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    Clifton, VA
    Onstad
    Nelsen
    Pope
    Bocanegra
    Chung
    Donovan
    Preki
    Kovalenko
    Beasley
    Twellman
    Spencer

    MVP: Preki
    Defender of the year: Bocanegra
    Comeback Player of the Year: Olsen
    Coach of the Year: Sarachan
    Rookie of the Year: Ralph
     
  7. Chicago1871

    Chicago1871 Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Onstad
    Bocanegra
    Curtin
    Pope
    Chung
    Guevara
    Preki
    Donovan
    Twellman
    Razov
    Ruiz

    Honorable Mention: Ralph, Beasley, Spencer, Borchers, Noonan (in that order)

    MVP: Preki
    Defender of the Year: Curtin/Bocanegra
    Comeback Player of the Year: Armas
    Coach of the Year: Sarachan
    Rookie of the Year: Ralph
     
  8. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like this one, except maybe Armas for Kovalenko at DM, and Armas for Olsen for Comeback Player. (And just to equivocate some more, possibly Hartman for Onstad, though that's sort of a toss-up.)
     
  9. lufty

    lufty Member

    Aug 21, 2000
    Ruiz sucks.. take out his 7 PK goals and he only has 8. Twellman has 15 real goals
     
  10. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    agoos deserves a lot of consideration .... with all of the injuries on the quakes back line, he's been a rock.
     
  11. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    F - Spencer
    F - Razov
    M - Preki
    M - Kovalenko
    M - Guevara
    M - Ralston
    M - Chung
    D - Petke
    D - Pope
    D - Bocanegra

    MVP - Preki
    Defensive Player of the year Award - Pope
    COmeback Play of the year - Ben Olsen
    Coach of the year - Dave Sarachan
    Rookie of the year - Damani Ralph
     
  12. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    BigSoccer, the home of the first prediction of Olsen's 2004 win for comeback player of the year.
     
  13. lplaksina

    lplaksina Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    Hartman

    Curtin
    Bocanegro
    Pope
    Borchers

    Guevera
    Mullen
    Chung
    Preki

    Donovan
    Twellman

    MVP Donovan
    Def Boca
    Rook Damani
    Coach Gansler
    Comeback Armas
     

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