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skangles
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Post #1
Monday November 10, 2014 5:23am

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This has been a great year for the league and there are four legitimate MVP candidates.

Robbie Keane: 19 Goals, 14 Assists

Bradley Wright-Philips: 27 Goals, 2 Assists

Lee Nguyen: 18 Goals, 5 Assists

Obafemi Martins: 17 Goals, 13 Assists

Who's your MVP? For me, it has been Keane's year. He's been sensational and while Landon and Zardes put up big numbers as well, they did so through the aid of Keane.

skangles
DC
Post #2
Monday November 10, 2014 5:53am

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Fun fact: only 1 player has been named MVP more than once and that player is...

Preki.

Landon only won the MVP in 2009 when he scored 12 goals and had 6 assists. This season he managed 10 goals and 19 assists and I haven't even listed him as one of the real MVP contenders. I think that speaks volumes about how good this season has been.

admsghs27
Post #3
Monday November 10, 2014 5:54am

Joined Nov 2012
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Landon Donovan!!!!

Live490
Texas
Post #4
Monday November 10, 2014 6:31am

Joined Mar 2013
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Keane vs Donovan. Cause each has made each other look great plus a third wheel, Gyasi.

admsghs27
Post #5
Monday November 10, 2014 7:45am

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How about first time we have Co MVPs. Landon and Keane.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #6
Monday November 10, 2014 8:09am

Joined May 2013
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Nguyen for me. Nguyen has been sensational . Revs wouldnt sniff the playoffs w/o him. I'd really love to see the deep stats on his great season.

MVLee has a nice ring to it too

rainORshine
Post #7
Monday November 10, 2014 8:51am

Joined Dec 2012
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Original post from EKneezy

Nguyen for me. Nguyen has been sensational . Revs wouldnt sniff the playoffs w/o him. I'd really love to see the deep stats on his great season.

MVLee has a nice ring to it too


what do you mean by the "deep stats"?

the numbers tell me that its keane v martins

not only that, but that nguyen may not even make my top 5

1) keane (19 g / 14 a = 33 g+a in < 2600 mins)
2) martins (17/13 = 30 in 2600 m)
3) donovan (10/19 = 29 in > 2700 m)
4) dempsey (15/10 = 25 in < 2200 m)
5) BWP (27/2 (6 PKs) = 29 in > 2500 m)

nguyen was 18/5 = 23 in 2750... and 4 of his goals came from PK (only BWP from top candidates had as many PKs)

obviously nguyen has been very good but his production is not in same class as others. one thing in his favor is a lack of help - keane had donovan, martins had dempsey, BWP had henry

2nd most productive rev was kellyn rowe - 5/5 (in < 2000 mins)... so from that standpoint nguyen gets extra consideration,,,

admsghs27
Post #8
Monday November 10, 2014 8:57am

Joined Nov 2012
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MVKeane also has a nice ring to it. But BWP should be there to. In my opinion it has to be between Landon and Keane they have been world class heck I would put them in top 50 for ballon D'or also. I would have Nguyen 3rd because he was just amazing this year with the revs and deserves a MNT call up. But hey magee, and wondo got MVP honors for being leading scores.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #9
Monday November 10, 2014 10:41am

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 1,405
For me it's Keane. He's been sensational. This has been a great season for the stars.

Rey Regicide
Post #10
Monday November 10, 2014 11:49am

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 2,001
Original post from rainORshine

what do you mean by the "deep stats"?

the numbers tell me that its keane v martins

not only that, but that nguyen may not even make my top 5

1) keane (19 g / 14 a = 33 g+a in < 2600 mins)
2) martins (17/13 = 30 in 2600 m)
3) donovan (10/19 = 29 in > 2700 m)
4) dempsey (15/10 = 25 in < 2200 m)
5) BWP (27/2 (6 PKs) = 29 in > 2500 m)

nguyen was 18/5 = 23 in 2750... and 4 of his goals came from PK (only BWP from top candidates had as many PKs)

With all due respect, Lee is a midfielder, and the more important stats, unlike a winger in Donovan who is there to send crosses and service the attack, is how he sets possession, how he controls the tempo of the game, how he dictates the shape. 18 goals coming on the heels of a complete shift in midfield is like a golden glove game calling catcher who hits 300 25 110, 400obs 550 slg. He becomes clearly the best player in the game.

obviously nguyen has been very good but his production is not in same class as others. one thing in his favor is a lack of help - keane had donovan, martins had dempsey, BWP had henry

2nd most productive rev was kellyn rowe - 5/5 (in < 2000 mins)... so from that standpoint nguyen gets extra consideration,,,


Rey Regicide
Post #11
Monday November 10, 2014 2:01pm

Joined Sep 2013
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That being said I think Keane most deservedly should receive the award. He just looks on a qualitative as as quantitative assessment, the much more complete overall candidate.

TheTruth
Post #12
Monday November 10, 2014 3:08pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 950
Keane. But I might not be objective since I'm a Galaxy fan.

Any talk about Lando as the MVP is more about a lifetime achievement award. But how about him last night? Holy shit, that was a damn beat down. I actually started getting bored at 5-0 and turned it off.

stone88
Post #13
Monday November 10, 2014 9:07pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,513
Keane or Lee, I'd be ok with either one getting it.

skangles
DC
Post #14
Tuesday November 11, 2014 2:09am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,426
Original post from rainORshine

what do you mean by the "deep stats"?

the numbers tell me that its keane v martins

not only that, but that nguyen may not even make my top 5

1) keane (19 g / 14 a = 33 g+a in < 2600 mins)
2) martins (17/13 = 30 in 2600 m)
3) donovan (10/19 = 29 in > 2700 m)
4) dempsey (15/10 = 25 in < 2200 m)
5) BWP (27/2 (6 PKs) = 29 in > 2500 m)

nguyen was 18/5 = 23 in 2750... and 4 of his goals came from PK (only BWP from top candidates had as many PKs)

obviously nguyen has been very good but his production is not in same class as others. one thing in his favor is a lack of help - keane had donovan, martins had dempsey, BWP had henry

2nd most productive rev was kellyn rowe - 5/5 (in < 2000 mins)... so from that standpoint nguyen gets extra consideration,,,


Yep, spot on. If Nguyen wins its because NE doesn't have another big statistical leader this season. If we made a list of the Top 10 MVP candidates Donovan, Zardes, Henry and Dempsey would all be on the list which somewhat deters from what Keane, Wright-Philips and Martins accomplished (although it shouldn't). I just don't see how Keane doesn't win this and if he loses what kind of numbers would he have needed to put up in order to win?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #15
Tuesday November 11, 2014 2:43am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,374
Oba, Keane, BWP, Nguyen, Donovan, Henry, Dempsey? They have all been lights out. I really don't care who officially wins it.

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