Major League Soccer wild card picks and end-of-season all-league awards ballot

25 10 2011

Let’s take care of the ballot first. I was asked recently by Soccer by Ives to submit a ballot for postseason MLS awards, and here are the players I selected. This is strictly based on the games that I saw throughout the season, admittedly I saw more teams involving West teams than East.

MVP
1. Osvaldo Alonso SEA (about time he gets the recognition he deserves)
2. Dwayne DeRosario
3. Brad Davis

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
1. C.J. Sapong
2. Will Bruin
3. Darlington Nagbe

COACH OF THE YEAR
1. Peter Nowak
2. Sigi Schmid
3. Bruce Arena

DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
1. Omar Gonzalez
2. Jamison Olave
3. Marvell Wynne

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
1. Mauro Rosales
2. Camilo Sanvezzo
3. Diego Chara

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
1. Kasey Keller
2. Kevin Hartman
3. Nick Rimando

MLS Best XI

FIRST TEAM

GK- Kasey Keller
D- Omar Gonzalez
D- Geoff Cameron
D- Jamison Olave
D- Marvell Wynne
M- Osvaldo Alonso
M- Brad Davis
M- Brek Shea
M- Dwayne DeRosario
F- Chris Wondolowski
F- Sebastien LeToux

SECOND TEAM

GK- Kevin Hartman
D- Heath Pearce
D- Alain Rochat
D- Chad Marshall
D- Roger Espinoza
M- Jack Jewsbury
M- Landon Donovan
M- Mauro Rosales
M- David Beckham
F- Dominic Oduro
F- Fredy Montero

Go to next page for playoff picks:

Wild card round (winner in bold)

FC Dallas v. New York Red Bulls – I just don’t see FCD losing this one at home, and NYRB has been so spotty this season and barely got into the playoffs. The Hoops are just too talented and they know how to win in the postseason.

Colorado  vs. Columbus – This should be a difficult, grinding game, but the defending champs have too much offensive firepower to lose. Wouldn’t be surprised if this goes to PKs.

Next round of predictions to come for semifinals. 

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