Individual awards are going to trickle in over the next few weeks. I had the opportunity to vote for them, and like most media in most markets I have way too much focus on the local side, but I think that since I watch more of this sport than I should I will share my votes.
Some of these were made slightly more difficult as the league limited who I could vote for in certain categories.
Later we can compare how they looked compared to the entirity of the voters.
MVP - Cunningham, Casey, Keller
Coach - Arena, Schmid, Hyndman
Defender - Hurtado, Cameron, Marshall
Keeper - Keller, Ricketts, Thornton
Rookie (1st year as pro) - Zakuani, Frei, Alston
Fairplay - C.Robinson, Donovan, Ashe - hardest award for me
Comeback - Thornton, Vagenas, McCarty
Referee - Prus, Ward, Salazar - 2nd hardest
Team PR - Sounders, Toronto, Houston
Newcomer (1st year in league) - Keller, Ljungberg, Montero
Best XI (3-5-2) - Keller, Hurtado, Cameron, Marhsall, Joseph, Donovan, Alonso, Ljungberg, De Rosario, Montero, Cunningham
As always, share your thoughts. ROY is a close enough race that there are actually 4 more players that could be in the top 3 (Gonzalez, Wallace, Pontius, Cronin).