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MLS Awards - 2018

Discussion in 'Major League Soccer' started by mgarbowski, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. mgarbowski

    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/10/15/2018-mls-award-ballots

    NYC personnel who are on the ballot:
    MVP
    Moralez
    Villa
    Defender
    Callens
    Tinnerholm
    Goalkeeper
    Johnson
    Newcomer
    Medina
    Tajouri-Shradi
    Humanitarian
    Johnson
    Comeback Player
    Matarrita
    Coach
    Torrent

    No NYCFC nominees for Rookie

    Also,
    Referee of the Year nominees
    Kelly, Alan
    Saghafi, Nima
    Sibiga, Robert

    Assistant Referee of the Year nominees
    Fletcher, Joe
    Morgante, CJ
    Rockwell, Corey

    The only ref I have ever heard of on this list is Kelly. Given the amount of bitching about refs league-wide, I consider it an accomplishment for a ref to remain effectively anonymous.
     
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    LeeNYCFC Regular Member Elite Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    I’m fascinated by 17 coach of the year noms in a 23 team league.
     
  3. mgarbowski

    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Oh it's even more bizarre than that. There have been 6 midseason coaching changes. If you considered every fired and replacement coach ineligible, that would leave 17. Except, they nominated midseason replacements Armas and Torrent, so the only full season coaches in the league not nominated were Paunovic in Chicago and Hudson in Colorado. How insulting is that?
    Hell, they nominated Cabrera (HOU), Heath (MNU) and Vanney (TOR). New England has won twice in the second half and Freidel made the cut.
    Plus I kind of suspect that Armas made the cut on his own and Torrent made it because Armas made it.
     
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    I don't think Maxi will win the league MVP award since Josef is having the best scoring season in league history, but Maxi should finish very high up the chart.
     
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    SoupInNYC Senior Member Elite Donor

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    Realistically, he should be the closest any NYCFC members get to winning the above awards. I do want to point out that I say that without any knowledge of the Humanitarian award, what Johnson has done towards that, and how that compares to the rest of the league. I simply have no knowledge there.

    Callens and Johnson could have been on their way to be deserving of defender and goalkeeper of the year awards through the first half of the season, but the second half they have both been a bit too inconsistent to be seriously in the running for those IMO.

    Maxi should get some MVP love, but as you pointed out, shouldn't win it.
     
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    The clubs make the nominations. That explains a lot.
     
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    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    That probably explains why the Fire and Rapids are the only teams without nominees for either coach or goalkeeper.
     
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