39 responses

  1. PrimeMeridian
    June 10, 2013

    I don’t know, but from the looks of that logo, I’d feel more comfortable if a couple of the Autobots were going to be there.

  2. Old School
    June 10, 2013

    Justin Mapp?

    How is that guy even collecting a check anymore?

    • Wispy
      June 10, 2013

      Old School, you’re usually on top of things, but not this time. Five-head be damned, Mapp has been tearing it up for Montreal this year.

      • ed – houston
        June 10, 2013

        he sure has

      • Old School
        June 10, 2013

        Well, I’m certainly open to being put in my place then.

        I wasn’t aware…I saw him up close under-perform for Chicago and much of the same for Philadelphia.

        Admittedly, I haven’t seen very limited footage of Impact matches this year.

        Truth be told, I generally just detest him from Chicago’s front office choosing to have Mapp be paid a ridiculous salary while allowing Chris Rolfe go because they refused to pay an increase in salary requested.

  3. Bean
    June 10, 2013

    Boniek.

  4. Noah
    June 10, 2013

    No George John?!?!!

    • Eric
      June 10, 2013

      Trust me, you’er not the only one who is stunned.

    • boosted335
      June 11, 2013

      The George John snub express is on time again for the 5th straight year

  5. Nick4235
    June 10, 2013

    I’d love to see Nguyen, Goncalves, and Fagundez in the All Star game. They havnt necessarily gotten the media attention they deserves (except maybe Diego) so I can see them being overlooked.

  6. Eric
    June 10, 2013

    As an SKC fan, the homer version of my ballot looks like this (with both ballots, I tried to field an actual starting XI, not just pick the best 11 players regardless of position):

    GK Nielsen
    D Beltran
    D Collin
    D Besler
    D Morrow
    M Oriol Rosell
    M Zusi
    M Valeri
    M Morales
    F Bieler
    F MacInerny

    My non-homer ballot…

    GK Irwin
    D Beltran
    D Gonzalez
    D Besler
    D Morrow
    M Beckerman
    M Zusi
    M Valeri
    M Rosales
    F Di Vaio
    F MacInerny

  7. Esteban de la Sexface
    June 10, 2013

    MacMath? Great googly moogly.

    • Eric
      June 10, 2013

      Every club has a goalkeeper on the ballot.

      • Esteban de la Sexface
        June 10, 2013

        I’d prefer the ghost of Mondragon.

      • Old School
        June 10, 2013

        Starring Jean Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal

      • Eric
        June 10, 2013

        And I’m sure there are some NYRB fans would prefer to have a gimpy Ryan Meara on the ballot over Luis Robles, but we can’t have everything we want.

        Though FTR, I don’t think MacMath is that bad. Young goalkeepers are almost always prone to dumb mistakes. Just ask DC United or Chicago Fire fans (heck, ask Man U and Arsenal fans).

      • ed – houston
        June 10, 2013

        i was surprised to see him as Colombia’s 3rd string keeper for the qualifiers, but it makes sense

  8. Chup
    June 10, 2013

    Bobby Shuttleworth has been so solid for NE up to this point. Per Jeff Lemieux “Bobby Shuttleworth leads the league in GAA (0.75), shutouts (7) and save percentage (.800). You need to be talking about him for All-Star.”

    • Eric
      June 10, 2013

      Shuttleworth has been solid, but Irwin’s stats are almost identical (0.75 GAA, 79% save %, 5 clean sheets), plus he has come up huge with two PK saves. both of which preserved 1-0 victories for his side. Could make the case for either, but I think Irwin deserves it by a nose.

      Though you could also vote for Rimando and I wouldn’t bat an eye.

  9. JAY NT
    June 10, 2013

    no reason any DC players should be on this ballot

    we’ve scored the fewest amount of goals, allowed the most, and we play a very ugly/physical “style” devoid of even basic soccer technique

    i know this process is meant to be fair and balanced but anyone who actually VOTES for United players is truly nuts

    • Jacknut
      June 10, 2013

      I voted for Pajoy.

      • jay nt
        June 10, 2013

        lol

    • Paul H
      June 11, 2013

      One could make a weak argument for Kitchen, and an even weaker one for Hamid, but you’re certainly right about all of the others. Hell, I would have switched for Porter than Pontius at this point…

  10. JG13
    June 10, 2013

    Jose Goncalves – THE reason the Revs have been posting so many shut outs. I’ve been very glad to see that he’s been getting some praise on this site (it didn’t seem that Ives was paying much attention to the Revs last season… not that I really blame him) but the jokers who do the game previews on the MLS site don’t seem to realize how important he’s been. This guy has been a complete boss, taking charge of the back line in NE and owning every striker that he gets pitted against.

  11. KP1935
    June 10, 2013

    Jalil Anibaba??? Really? They could have put Sparky the mascot on there and had a better argument!

  12. Josh
    June 10, 2013

    Landon Donovan is a forward now?

  13. Guest
    June 10, 2013

    I don’t like the fact that were playing Roma, it would’ve been nice to play Bayern Munich. AS Roma is usually a 4th or 5th place team in the Serie A. They aren’t Juventus or AC Milan/Inter. Granted, both Milan clubs underperformed in the league last season.

  14. Charles
    June 10, 2013

    No Oba Martins ? Wow.

    There are some great forwards in there, but I would pick him over all, but maybe the sort of out of position Landon and maybe Henry, if he decided he can play that week.

  15. broadsthooligans
    June 10, 2013

    Amobi Okugo, the Union’s starting center-back is listed as a midfielder and Conor Casey isn’t even on the list? Very interesting Don.

  16. Joe A.
    June 10, 2013

    Wish Pontius would get a look with MNT.

    • ed – houston
      June 10, 2013

      come on, give that a rest.

    • jay nt
      June 10, 2013

      …when he cant consistently complete a pass to his own team? (let alone assist/score)

      why?

  17. zztoppppp
    June 10, 2013

    I voted:

    GK: Ricketts
    DEF: Sarkodie, Besler, Collin, Farrell
    MID: Zusi, Will Johnson, Beckerman, Okugo
    FWD: McInerney, Fagundez

    Not that I think these are all the best selections, I just wanted to shake it up a bit.

  18. Aguinaga
    June 10, 2013

    Dang, was hoping we had the better Juninho this year, even if for only one season… :(

  19. Dan
    June 10, 2013

    How the hell is Sarvas not there but Juninho is… Sarvas has been the better player

  20. Super Metro
    June 10, 2013

    Why is Landon there anyways?

    Starting IX

    GK Nielsen
    D Beltran
    D Olave
    D Besler
    D Morrow
    M Cahill
    M Zusi
    M Valeri
    M Morales
    F Henry
    F MacInerny

  21. Tiny
    June 10, 2013

    No O.Martins ??? but there is a donovan?

  22. adam tash
    June 11, 2013

    g: ? shuttleworth? nielsen?
    d:yedlin, olave, goncalves, jackson
    m: nguyen, boniek, donovan, valeri
    f: divaio, keane

    not on ballot?? rodney wallace, fabian castillo
    bench: henry, mcieinery, eddie johnson, besler, collin, martins

  23. Joe
    June 11, 2013

    does anyone agree with me that 3 out of the 4 starting defenders for the Philadelphia Union are nominated, and Ray Gaddis, who has arguably played the best and most consistent, was the lone one of the group left off the nominantions ballot?

    i understand he is only a second year player and he is playing out of position, but COME ON, really?

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