Today, on this most dreary of days, MLS awarded LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane the 2014 MLS Most Valuable Player award. It's the first award for the mercurial Irish forward, who beat out Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins and New England Revolution forward Lee Nguyen.
Keane was third in the league with 19 goals and was tied for 2nd in the league with 14 assists. Compare that to Oba (17 goals and 13 assists) and Nguyen (18 goals and 5 assists), Keane had a fantastic year and was a deserving winner of the award. It marks the third time a LA Galaxy player has won the award, following Landon Donovan in 2009 and Carlos Ruíz in 2002.
But it kinda sucks. It really would've been nice to have seen Oba win the MVP award instead of seeing LA take something that could've been ours, especially since Oba seems to play the game hard, with passion, and rather fairly, while Keane is kinda, well, he's a dick.
When asked for his opinion on the award, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado said, "¿Qué?"
Ohhhhhh I get it!! MVP stands for Most Vomit-inducing Prick!— s - kinda greedy (@acciowhisky) December 3, 2014
Press tomorrow: "Unidentified fan wins #MLS MVP award"— Vince Alvarado (@VinceByDemand) December 3, 2014
Interesting note: Robbie Keane is the first European #MLSMVP. (In case you're going to ask: no Preki is considered an American)— Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) December 3, 2014
Robbie Keane named 2014 @MLS MVP. 100% agree. He’s also arguably the best DP ever signed (on-field impact.)— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) December 3, 2014
congratulations go out to Robbie Keene who kinda desreved the award. I personally voted for Bradley Right-Philip.— Bruce Arena (@brucearenaisgod) December 3, 2014