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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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 10 – Jonathan Osorio
Jan20

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 10 – Jonathan Osorio

Highest: 6 Lowest: 13 Average ranking: 10.72 Duncan: 13 – 2016 was an alright year for Osorio, without being the big leap forward we might have hoped for, could that happen in 2017? Not really no.  He started the season in the first team, but was in and out as Vanney tried to figure out how to come up with a team that worked well with Vazquez.  Good news: He did. Bad news for Osorio: It was when Marky Delgado was tried in...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 11 – Steven Beitashour
Jan19

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 11 – Steven Beitashour

Highest: 7 Lowest: 20 Average ranking: 10.8 Mark: 11 – He is the right back we wanted and the right back we deserved.  Or was he a winger?  He played like a winger.  He was, arguably, the right sided version of Justin Morrow. Well, was.  He’s left us for a better place.  Weather-wise, anyways. Steven Beitashour, formerly of Toronto and now of Los Angeles FC, had a very good season, earning with five assists and a very good...

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