VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 4 – Sebastian Giovinco
Jan26

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 4 – Sebastian Giovinco

Highest: 2 Lowest: 11 Average ranking: 4.12 Mark: 4 – I said on the podcast once that if there’s a single player that I would start any club over with, it’s Sebastian Giovinco.  And technically, or statistically he’s not even the highest rated player on the club, but I stand by it. Seba didn’t have the season any of us expected, but then again, most of us expected him to be shattering records and chasing boots of gold, and don’t...

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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 7 – Drew Moor
Jan23

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 7 – Drew Moor

Highest: 5 Lowest: 14 Average ranking: 9.12 Duncan: 11 – Bit of a rough year for Drew. Finding out about heart issues can’t be a fun time, and when he got back from that, he never quite looked as good as he did before. Looked just a bit slow which left him having to make last ditch tackles, or blocks which is always a dangerous situation for a defender to put himself in and for a while there towards the end of the season...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 8 – Chris Mavinga
Jan22

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 8 – Chris Mavinga

Highest: 2 Lowest: 13 Average ranking: 9.32 Tony: 7 – If it wasn’t for Victor Vazquez – Chris Mavinga would have been the hands-down signing of the season. Sure Mavinga looked a bit like a giraffe on ice for the first few matches but after the early struggles he found his way. And how. The big DR Congolese international (DR Congo is the cool Congo because it’s also a doctor) not only became useful but he became a stalwart...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 9 – Marky Delgado
Jan21

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 9 – Marky Delgado

Highest: 6 Lowest: 14 Average ranking: 9.68 Tony: 10 – Entirely unspectacular – and that’s ok!  Once you stop looking for Delgado to be another Vazquez or Cheyrou, you can appreciate that he does plenty of basic things quietly right.  A less fiery (again, ok) version of Osorio, Delgado comes in to steady that area of the midfield.  Like a handy wrench. Marky Mark Marco Marcus Delgado. His first name confusion is almost...

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