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Beckham, not Davies, named Comeback Player of Year
November 14th, 2011 8:30PM
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[MLS AWARDS] The Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham won the 2011 MLS Comeback Player of the Year award, edging D.C. United's Charlie Davies. Beckham is the first foreigner to win the award.
 
Beckham was limited to seven games in 2010 as he was recovering from an Achilles' tendon tear suffered at AC Milan.

This year Beckham had 15 assists (second in MLS) in 26 games, scored twice, and earned his second career All-Star selection as the Galaxy finished the regular season with the second-highest point total (67) in league history and won its second consecutive Supporters' Shield.

In 2011, Beckham surpassed his personal MLS-bests in games played (previous high was 25 in 2008) and assists (10 in 2008).
 
In addition to winning Comeback Player of the Year, Beckham was named to the 2011 MLS Best XI this season.

Davies played his first competitive soccer since being seriously injured in a fatal car crash in October 2009. He had 11 goals for D.C. United in an up-and-down 2011 season on loan from French club Sochaux.

Rounding out the top five in the voting: Chicago Fire forward Dominic Oduro, Houston Dynamo defender Geoff Cameron and Portland Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury.

MLS Comeback Player of the Year Winners:
2011:David Beckham, LA Galaxy
2010:Bobby Convey, San Jose Earthquakes
2009:Zach Thornton, Chivas USA
2008:Kenny Cooper, FC Dallas
2007:Eddie Johnson, Kansas City Wizards
2006:Richard Mulrooney, FC Dallas
2005:Chris Klein, Kansas City Wizards
2004:Brian Ching, San Jose Earthquakes
2003:Chris Armas, Chicago Fire
2002:Chris Klein, Kansas City Wizards
2001:Troy Dayak, San Jose Earthquakes
2000:Tony Meola, Kansas City Wizards



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  1. Simon Provan
    commented on: November 15, 2011 at 11:02 a.m.
    Davies didn't play in the league last year, so he's not eligible for MLS Comeback Player. Why is the national soccer media not able to understand this?
  1. Eric in DC
    commented on: November 15, 2011 at 11:29 a.m.
    It is not just about MLS, Davies's recovery was WAY more important than that. That said, the bigger issue is that Becks is getting rewarded for showing interest in playing for the 1st time since arriving in MLS...
  1. Simon Provan
    commented on: November 16, 2011 at 8:29 a.m.
    Yes, Erin, he's recovery may have been a bigger deal considering his life was on the line (after, let's be real, a very poor decision on his part). However, HE DIDN'T PLAY IN MLS LAST YEAR. And to negate the fact that Beckham came back from a very possible career ending injury to lead his team back to MLS Cup and that HE DID PLAY IN MLS LAST YEAR, ignores what this award is about. He didn't receive it for just showing interest in playing in MLS for the first time, that's hogwash.

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