Year End Awards

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by JasonMa, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Rapids have a press release about the three that Rapids players were nominated for:

    Goalkeeper of the Year: Joe Cannon
    Humanitarian of the Year: Chris Henderson (Oddly enough, the Rapids gave this award to De La Torre at the team level)
    Fair Play Award: Eddie Pope
  2. Bwana

    Bwana New Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    Darnestown, MD
    Damn, Pope was already traded to the Rapids? I must have missed that one. :)

    Actually, the article says that Pid player Ritchie Kotschau lost out on the fair play award to Pope.
  3. stinky

    stinky Member

    May 14, 2000
    Long Beach, NY
    pope got an award for fair play?

    might as well, he didn't do as much as was expected playing defense. hey, but at least he played fairly.
  4. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Full listing at:

    MVP: Arnado Guevara - Metrostars
    Defender: Robin Fraser - Columbus
    Comeback: Brian Ching - San Jose
    Rookie: Clint Dempsey - New England
    Goalkeeper: Joe Cannon - Colorado
    Goal: Dwayne DeRosario vs. D.C. - San Jose
    Coach: Greg Andrulis - Columbus
    Fair Play: Eddie Pope - Metrostars
    Humanitarian: Chris Henderson - Colorado
    Referee: Abiodun Okulaja
    GAS Play of the Year: Freddy Adu - D.C.
  5. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    all deserved, but funny how the coach of the year is going to get sacked. (well should be)
  6. JasonC

    JasonC New Member

    May 21, 2001
    Billings, Mont.
    Anybody who still says the regular season is meaningless gets a beatdown.

    Since obviously it's the only thing the voters are looking at.
  7. NoSix

    NoSix Member+

    Feb 18, 2002
    How Moreno could not win Comeback Player of the Year is beyond me. Ching was equally effective last season when he was healthy, but Moreno went from nothing to MVP runner-up.

    As for Andrulis over Gansler for coach of the year... I'm speechless.
  8. greybeard

    greybeard New Member

    Sep 30, 2001
    I am not one for conspiracy theories, but the results of all these awards really make me wonder what obscure criteria (or agenda) the folks who determine these awards are working with.

    KC, clearly the best team in the west - nada. DC, the best in the east - likewise nothing, save the GAS play of the year (whatever the hell that is). MLS doesn't seem to want to say much about it - there is no link to even a short press release on what it is.

    Andrullis - please, this is ludicrous.

    Guevara, when Cannon and Moreno are both much more valuable to their teams. Moreno led the league in assists. What did Guevara led the league in? Goals? Not hardly. Yellow cards! Apparently that's what it takes to be MVP. Only one player in the east committed more fouls than Guevara. I'm surprised that person wasn't nominated. Maybe they should rename the award "The Most Valuable Hack" award.

    Ching over Moreno is likewise very suspect.
  9. Mason16

    Mason16 Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    South Florida
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In watching the goal of the year highlights, I couldn't help but notice poor Henry Ring was on the wrong end of 3 of 5 nominated goals. The other two? Troy Perkins :eek:

    Some very questionable calls (goal of the year not included) Whenever Andrulis wins coach of the year, Ching (who is awesome) wins comeback after what Moreno has accomplished this year and Eddie Munster wins MVP over Moreno or Cannon. Yikes.
  10. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have to admit I got shut out on all my predictions I had

    MVP ---Moreno

    I did have Cannon as GK of the year but that one was all so obvious.

    Only the MVP truley shocked me. Drooler winning for coach of the year was comady.
  11. Mountainia

    Mountainia Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Section 207, Row 7
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did they, perhaps, vote for COTY before the first playoff game?

    I'm headed over to the Crew board to see some carnage.
  12. scaryice

    scaryice Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    I would assume that's the case, as that's the standard in almost every league. Andrulis probably deserved it at that point.
  13. The Big Ticket

    The Big Ticket New Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    MN -> UIUC
    Andrulis did not deserve Coach of the Year at any point in this MLS season. Gansler achieved an identical record despite injuries to key players and being in a tougher conference. Andrulis was dealt a great hand by MLS, it was tough to blow it (although he did, in the playoffs).
  14. ManiacalClown

    ManiacalClown Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    South Jersey
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's an absolute crime that Buddle not only didn't WIN goal of the year, but that he finished FOURTH.

    At least Kirovski didn't win. It's not exactly goal of the year material when your 45 yard shot was on an empty net.

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