MLS Jumble: MLS Most Improved?

Simply, who’s your most improved player?

Brian Ching? Landon Donovan? Maybe I'm grumpy, but what about some younger guys....

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, MetroStarsBrian 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!

USMNT hopeful Cronin...

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.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by matthewsf on 2010/03/30 at 5:59 AM

    Okay, this comes on only a few observations here guys.

    I’m going with Sean Franklin of the Galaxy who won the Rookie of the Year in 2008. Not only is he going to bounce back, but he’s going to advance his career this year.

    Sean Franklin, Galaxy.


  2. OK, younger guy for Most Improved…how about Philadelphia goalkeeper Chris Seitz? He was swellegant for the U-20s in the U-20 World Cup in Canada a few years ago. The lad can keep them out just fine. Despite the First Kick result vs. Seattle, I’m going to say that this ‘keeper has potential not only to excel in MLS, but is likely looking forward to the end of his contract to test Europe.

    At times I am easily grumpier than the “Grumpy Old Men” depicted. [grins]


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