Normally I have the Sounders stats lead off the weekly update, but today I was talking to someone about the MVP race and it is notable that there are three offensive stars who belong in the discussion, and two keepers.
By Points Per 90 (aka Productivity)
An argument could be made for Conor Casey (1.69), but his team isn't as good as those other three, I think that will matter. Cunningham's team sucks, and so he's out unless he wins the Golden Boot by like five goals.
The Keepers of note are simply Kasey Keller and Pat Onstad. Keller has the stats and the return in glory, and Onstad is just himself, nearly perfect.
Who is on your short list as an MVP candidate at this point?