Olsen MVP?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by rugman, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. rugman

    rugman Member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Annapolis
    Beninho is having a career year and Allen Hopkins, roving sideline reporter for ESPN is stating that Benny should be in consideration for the MVP award. Obviously, this article should help the campaign.

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story?id=461871&root=mls&cc=5901

    All I can say is Benny will keep bringing it every game and I hope he is actually up for consideration. Maybe he should have gotten married a couple of years ago!

    Giv'em hell Benny!
     
  2. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hell yeah he's MVP.......Most Valuable Pest.

    No other pest in the league contributes as much or means as much to his team as Benny.
     
  3. rugman

    rugman Member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Annapolis
    That too!
     
  4. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    If this happens, what is the over/under on numbers of heads that explode?
     
  5. RayWhitney

    RayWhitney Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    Laurel, MD
    To answer that question we need to know the number of fans in NY and NE. average that number, take 80% of that figure for each remaining team, and you will have your answer.

    :D
     
  6. AMERICANS SC

    AMERICANS SC New Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    BEN ripping the rest of MLS a new one since 1998!
     
  7. nobletea

    nobletea Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    HarCo
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    He would then become the first player in league history to win the Rookie of the Year and the MVP award.

    Free trivia for y'all.
     
  8. TowsonDad

    TowsonDad BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 1, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love to read the Red Bull and Rev posters on how they hate Benny (although they are actually just jealous).
    Watched and re-watched the sideline play where Benny burned the Revs this weekend. Classic Benny-gets up and hustles us an assist, blows Nicol's mind. :D
     
  9. EdsonArantes

    EdsonArantes Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Barra Brava
    He won't get MVP but Best XI is a strong possibility. Come to think of it, while we were sleeping, Gomez, after coming on slow is having a decent season too...7 goals and 8 assists (not last years numbers but very good nonetheless). I would love to see Emilio, Olsen, Gomez and Fred on the Best XI, but we will probably only see two (Emilio and Olsen)...MAYBE three (Fred gets left off).

    Our guys that are having great "quiet" seasons...Benny, Gomez, Fred, Burch, even Simms to a degree. Meaning Lucy's million goals jumps out at you, but these guys contributions are just as important.
     
  10. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Alexandria
    If you're taking the term "Most Valuable Player" literally, we are something like 18-2-7 when Simms starts
     
  11. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    He is reminding of that tag line from a Dwayne Wade commerical, "Knocked down 7, get up 8."
     
  12. Anthony

    Anthony Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    Aug 20, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Judging from the tv -- RBNY has about 20 fans and NE about 100.

    Actually, I think the Philadelphia team has more fans than RBNY.
     
  13. JuanMa

    JuanMa Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    MD
    I get knocked down, but I get up again...

    Ben is the man! usually players in his role do not get MVP awards, though, so I am hoping Emilio gets it.
     
  14. JuanMa

    JuanMa Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    MD
    Can I get the MVP then? DCUnited wins almost every time I go to watch them play. On the road, they are 2-0 with me in attendance (MLS Cups 96 and 99 at Foxboro).
     
  15. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, keep going then! DC United will have to make sure that you have your airline tickets as well as your match tickets! :)
     
  16. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    Why not? There's no other right mid in the league that has his numbers. There's really also no other central attacking mid in the league that has Gomez's numbers. And when I think about it Fred's numbers are among the best for left mids.

    So we have the most dangerous midfield, the best goalscorer this season, the alltime MLS goals leader and the 3rd best defense in MLS. Good year to be a DC fan.
     
  17. Vasco

    Vasco New Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    RIO
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    As much as I love Benny.

    I think he comes in second in the MVP award voting.

    He as always is the team MVP, but I feel Emilio gets the league MVP.

    Benny will get his chance to get his 2nd MLS Cup MVP award.
     
  18. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't see Benny being able to compete for MLS MVP, they prefer someone flashy who scores alot of pretty goals to be their MVP.

    But team MVP, that is seriously a realistic thing. Sure Emilio will top all the scoring categories, and his addition has been great - but Benny is the engine that makes this team run.
    Just watch the team when he doesn't start, then look at the same team when he comes in off the bench. Of course, the same could be said about Moreno using that criteria, the team is better when they are on the field.
     
  19. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3 of Benny's goals have been pretty damn flashy. The long bomb volley he hit in his hat-trick against RBNY. Another long volley against the Revs, and I'm blanking on the 3rd, but I remember there being a 3rd golazo.
     
  20. apqjr

    apqjr Member

    Aug 30, 2003
    PB Gardens, FL
    Against FC Dallas?
     
  21. DCAustinite

    DCAustinite New Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    NE DC in my heart -
    Club:
    DC United
    I'll give it to him, but only if he hits for another hat-trick. :D
     
  22. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    Just as he did on the SI, on WaPo Live Benny said Luci, Gomez and Moreno are three players on the team more deserving.
     
  23. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    I liked that diving header he hit from a Gros pass. I think it was against NYRB.
     
  24. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was his second golazo of the match. His volley from Jaime was much nicer.
     
  25. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like where Mike Wise brought up this very thread when asking Benny about him being considered for MVP :)
     

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