VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 12 – Eriq Zavaleta
Jan18

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 12 – Eriq Zavaleta

Highest: 4 Lowest: 18 Average ranking: 12.6 Tony: 11 – It’s not Eriq’s fault who he’s related to! Despite that – he has turned into a very useful MLS defender capable of eating minutes as a starter or offering fresh legs from the bench.  Not spectacular in any way, but rarely hurts you either. We crack wise on the VMP about the awkward family dinners after Greg Vanney has benched his nephew Eriq Zavaleta, but truth...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 21 – Jordan Hamilton
Jan08

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 21 – Jordan Hamilton

Highest: 16 Lowest: 24 Average ranking: 20.29 Tony: 20 – A push at best for Scarborough’s own. Joins the other academy grads in having a neutral season at best. We still await that breakout  year and hope it comes sooner than later despite the crowded talent pool up top. Ok, ok. Maybe NEXT season will be the breakout one. Another season came and went and Scarborough’s own (suck it, Hamilton, Ontario) didn’t manage to break the...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 24 – Tsubasa Endoh
Jan05

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 24 – Tsubasa Endoh

Highest: 17 Lowest: 27 Average ranking: 23.33 Tony: 24 – 2017 seemed like a step backwards for the affable Japanese forward.  His limited playing time in 2016 became more so,  Perhaps it was TFC’s depth or perhaps we’ve seen his peak. The Endoh is nigh. It’s hard not to have a soft spot for Tsubasa Endoh. He’s from Japan – which means he’s from the future; his name his hella fun to say in a crappy movie samurai voice; he’s a wee...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 25 – Oyvind Alseth
Jan04

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 25 – Oyvind Alseth

Highest: 21 Lowest: 26 Average ranking: 24.71 Tony: 26 – One of the Too 10 Norwegians in TFC history. Fact. There really is no fun (nor interest) in an in-depth review of Oyvind Alseth. It was so exciting to finally have a Norweege on TFC but then, much like a Norwegian comedy club, applause was very limited. Instead – here are the first couple of paragraphs from Norwegian supergroup A-ha’s Wikipedia entry edited to reflect...

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VMP 2016 Final Countdown #19: Tsubasa Endoh
Jan11

VMP 2016 Final Countdown #19: Tsubasa Endoh

Tony: 16 – More promising than Tokyo railway station vending machine panties For the Vocal Minority crew, Endoh was going to be a success no matter what. He’s from Japan! We’ve not had a Japanese fella here! VENDING MACHINE PANTIES!!! Seriously, if you drew a picture of “Japanese Football Player 1.0” it’s Endoh. Slight build? Check. Wacky faux-mullet hair-do? Bingo. Associated anime character? Oh yeah. From the future? Probably....

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