MLS Jumble: Picking Up Donuts & A ROY Award

Who's sliding home with the 2010 award?

…and we’re back, next question:

Who’s your MLS Rookie of the Year? (Look I’m no egomaniac, but not one of these guys choose TSG, what gives?!)

Joe, Miami Monsters: Strong draft class for 2010.  I am going with two guys here: Ike Opara wins it by strengthening the San Jose defense or Corben Bone, Chicago Fire, by doing what he does best: create and set-up goals.

Everybody just loves Ike Opara....(getting exposed here by RSL)

Chris, Dynamo Fan:   Rookie of the Year is tough to call in MLS because of the varied player backgrounds (college, youth, international) but I’m seeing some great young talent around the league. Joel Lindpere from the Red Bulls had a confident strike in his first match, Philly has a few very promising youngsters in Jack McInerney, Danny Mwanga, and Roger Torres. Ike Opara is starting at centerback as a rookie for San Jose, and Andy Najar from DC United looks like he could have some real potential.

Connor Walsh, Ninety-Plus:  Ike Opara, San Jose Earthquakes.  San Jose’s backline was was leakier than a wicker tub last season, and US U-20 stand out Opara is mean enough to overcome the green in his first season.

Charles, MetroStars: Ike Opara for MLS Rookie of the Year. Also on my list for consideration were Corben Bone, Dilly Duka, Andrew Wiedeman, Jack McInerney, & Danny Mwanga. Of these six, I figure that Opara will have the most first-team opportunities, as the Quakes desperately need to reduce their goals against. I watched Opara, Duka, and McInerney play in a youth World Cup. I’ve seen Wiedeman play several matches in Berkeley – poaching goals predator-style.

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9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by RSF on 2010/03/30 at 5:45 AM

    Tim Ream, RBNY. And this is coming from a Revs fan

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    • Posted by MichaelN on 2010/03/30 at 8:20 AM

      Agreed……..very talented and shows no fear

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    • Theres no way Tim Ream isn’t winning it. Also its kind of shocking to see you guys name Joel Lindpere and Roger Torres. The ROY has to have no professional experience.

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      • My mistake, ROY eligibility rules vary in different professional leagues and I hadn’t checked them out for MLS.

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        • I agree with you that any MLS players with previous professional experience shouldn’t be considered for the ROY award.

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  2. Posted by Ryan on 2010/03/30 at 9:01 AM

    I watched the Union / Sounders game and Roger Torres looks like a darn good player. Look out for him!!

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  3. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/03/30 at 1:46 PM

    Guys/gals, this is TSG’s ROY…..credentials totally different. :>

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  4. Posted by Kevin on 2010/03/31 at 4:17 PM

    Out of everyone mentioned Roger Torres is the only one I recognize, but he is very good.

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