Simply, who’s your most improved player?
Chris, Dynamo fan: Not that he’s a player you’d think of as needing improvement, but I’m really intrigued to see how Landon Donovan’s Premier League success affects his MLS play. I think after his stint at Everton he’s seeing the game at a different speed, and if he can take that experience to the Galaxy he could be just unstoppable this season.
Charles, MetroStars: Brian Ching of Houston will likely be Most Improved Player. The reason I select him is simple. It is easier to mark the improvement of forwards than it is to measure the improvement of defensive-minded players. Last season, I believe that Ching had an injury that limited him to 19 games. He scored 8 goals last season. Before that, he had never scored less than 15. Ergo, return to form for Ching = award.
Joe, Miami Monsters: Sacha Kljestan. He wont make the WC squad which will push him to work harder than ever and become a solid player. I HOPE!
Connor, Ninety-Plus: Sam Cronin, Toronto FC. I know I’m not alone in thinking that Cronin could be one for the future as far as the US Mens National Team goes. With the departure of Amado Guevara, now Cronin will have his best chance to shine in midfield.