Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
D.C. United's Luciano Emilio is MLS 2007 MVP
November 16th, 2007 7AM

TAGS:  mls


D.C. United's Brazilian striker Luciano Emilio was named the 2007 MLS Honda Most Valuable Player. The 28-year-old was also MLS's scoring leader with 20 goals, helping D.C. United to the league's best regular-season record before falling to Chicago in the playoffs. Emilio arrived in MLS this season from CD Olimpia of Honduras.

Emilio got the voting nod ahead of finalists Juan Pablo Angel of New York and Chicago midfielder Cuauhtemoc Blanco.


"I am surprised because Blanco and Pablo Angel are very good international players," Emilio said. "I am so happy, so surprised."

Emilio was the first MLS player to reach the 20-goal mark in a season since 2002 when Carlos Ruiz scored 24 goals for the Los Angeles Galaxy and Taylor Twellman had 23 for New England.

The Brazilian said he plans to speak with club officials next week about the 2008 season.

"I think I'll stay here," Emilio said. "We have a good league. Physical, hard, getting better on technique. The league is a very important league."

D.C. United now has back-to-back league MVPs. Christian Gomez won the award in 2006.

MLS Honda Most Valuable Players
Luciano Emilio (D.C. United)
2006: Christian Gomez (D.C. United)
2005: Taylor Twellman (New England)
2004: Amado Guevara (MetroStars)
2003: Preki (Kansas City)
2002: Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles)
2001: Alex Pineda Chacon (Miami )
2000: Tony Meola (Kansas City)
1999: Jason Kreis (Dallas)
1998: Marco Etcheverry (D.C. United)
1997: Preki (Kansas City)
1996: Carlos Valderrama (Tampa Bay)


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Mexico: The titleholders    
Eighteen of the 23 players on Mexico's team for Saturday's Concacaf Cup have played on title-winning ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"For the most part, the competition part of it is somewhat useless. I guess the part ...
Business Report: Michael Bradley signs with Puma    
U.S. national team midfielder Michael Bradley signed a long-term contract with Puma to wear its latest ...
USA-Mexico: Who's got the edge at each position    
Soccer is a team game, a collective test of 11-v-11, and in one of the biggest ...
NBC Deportes will air all 52 Under-17 World Cup games    
NBC Deportes will air all 52 games from the Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off Oct. ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"I think that this is a tremendous challenge that we've embarked on and I'm not ready ...
What They're Saying: Stephen Flamhaft    
"They have not in any shape or form condemned Blazer. That's offensive to me. I'm a ...
Fox Sports and Univision ready for Concacaf Cup    
Saturday's USA-Mexico for the Concacaf Cup, on the docket for more than two months, will draw ...
Honduras stands in way of U.S. Olympic berth    
The USA, which failed to qualify for two of the last three men's Olympic soccer tournaments, ...
Video Pick: How the U.S. U-19s lost 8-1 to Germany    
It was a rough outing indeed for the U.S. defense and goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann in the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives