VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 1 – Victor Vazquez
Jan29

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 1 – Victor Vazquez

Highest: 1 Lowest: 5 Average ranking: 2.08 Kristin: 1 – As I say pretty much every time we watch him play; he plays in the Matrix. That’s the only (not really) explanation for his ability to see two, three steps ahead of everyone else, send in those delicious passes and bend the game to his will – wonderful stuff. Last year Toronto FC were a good team – a very good team in fact – but there was an obvious...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 3 – Jozy Altidore
Jan27

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 3 – Jozy Altidore

Highest: 1 Lowest: 5 Average ranking: 2.52 Kristin: 3 – Best.  Speech.  Everrrrrr.  What a way to finish the season!  I know that the season finished two days before that, with that thrilling goal that encapsulates Jozy Altidore’s season; a moment where any doubt in fans’ minds about Jozy’s abilities to score, to be a strong presence on the pitch, to come up big when needed was erased. I’ll admit to...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 5 – Alex Bono
Jan25

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 5 – Alex Bono

Highest: 2 Lowest: 8 Average ranking: 5.4 Kristin: 7 – Damn you Bones, you had to go and be good didn’t you?  That may seem like an odd sentiment, but if you follow me or listen to the show then you know of my fondness for Clint Irwin (and yes for Q but I gave up that fight) – Irwin is a more than capable MLS keeper and I was thrilled when TFC snatched him away from the Rapids.  Similarly I was sad when Irwin was...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 6 – Justin Morrow
Jan24

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 6 – Justin Morrow

Highest: 4 Lowest: 10 Average ranking: 6.24 Kristin: 6 – Justin Morrow had a really good year.  I know that I’m perceived as biased, but it’s hard to look at that season and not say great things about Morrow (I’m looking at you low rankers).  Building off a very good 2016 season, Morrow put that missed PK behind him and excelled.  He took to Greg Vanney’s change to the 3-5-2 for most of the season and ran...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 13 – Tosaint Ricketts
Jan17

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 13 – Tosaint Ricketts

Highest: 9 Lowest: 19 Average ranking: 12.92 Kristin: 11 – Tosaint Ricketts!  Fucking Wicked!  I’m a big fan of Ricketts and as I wrote last year, was thrilled when he was signed by Toronto FC last year.  His super sub status propelled him into the top 10 of our countdown and there were high hopes for him this year; but he (likely rightfully) falls a few places, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a good year...

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