MLS “Awards” – Least Valuable Player


Some players just don’t carry their own weight, strange that most of them seemed to be on one team this season. 

How the Panel Voted:

Rafa Marquez

Chris Ballard
Around The League Extra
Benny Feilhaber

Abram Chamberlain
Viva La Futbol
Rafa Marquez

Jason Davis
Best Soccer Show
 Daniel Feuerstein
Major League Soccer Talk
Dax McCarty

Robert Jonas
Center Line Soccer
Rafa Marquez

Alexi Lalas
ESPN Soccer
Rafa Marquez

Jeremiah Oshan
SB Nation Editor
Rafa Marquez

Zac Wassink
Yahoo Sports

What the Panel Said:

Chris Ballard:
Rafa Marquez; not only has he been generally pretty poor, he jeopardized his team’s unity at a critical time.

Abram Chamberlain: Rafa Marquez is the easy pick, but I’m going with Benny Feilhaber.  He is an undeniably talented player, who has looked bored, angry, and listless with he Revs.  Maybe it’s the team, but he has looked uninspiring this season.  I understand he’s in a bad situation, but his lack of leadership has probably cost him a spot in Klinsmann’s rosters…and in my heart.

Jason Davis: Rafa Marquez. Is there any explanation needed?

Daniel Feuerstein: Can’t think of anyone.

Robert Jonas:  Following a strong season with FC Dallas that saw the 24 year old midfielder help lead his team to the MLS Cup Final, Dax McCarty started 2011 as trade bait for Portland, a disappointment with DC United, and an afterthought with the Red Bulls. The man that replaced him at DC, Dwayne De Rosario, would only go on to capture the MLS Golden Boot award. (-ed note: your voice of reason makes Marquez seem like he lived up to his billing)

Zac Wassink: Rafa Marquez, to good over-the-top balls this season aren’t good enough, Rafa. Possibly the worst signing in MLS history.

Coming Up….

Hottest Coaching Seat | Coach of the Year | Newcomer of the Year | Allocated Player of the Year | Defensive Player of the Year | Goalkeeper of the Year| Rookie of the Year | Biggest Sophomore Slump | Breakout Player | Designated Player of the Year| Least Valuable Player | Most Valuable Player | Team to Watch Next Year | Team Most Likely to Win MLS Cup


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