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Mattocks and Silva made cases
by Paul Kennedy, July 16th, 2012 8:35PM

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[MLS ROOKIE WATCH] Vancouver's Darren Mattocks and Toronto FC's Luis Silva are making cases for 2012 MLS Rookie of the Year consideration. Mattocks showed a stunning display of athleticism on the second of his two goals against Toronto FC, while Silva has put his recent arrest in Houston behind him with goals in back-to-back games.

Mattocks, who vowed to show why he should have been the No. 1 pick, not No. 2 pick, in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, was sidelined early in the season after suffering severe burns in a kitchen fire.

Since his return, he has been on -- well -- fire. He scored both goals in Vancouver's 3-2 loss to Toronto to give him six goals in 10 games -- the most goals by any rookie this season.

Mattocks showed a stunning display of athleticism on the second goal scored on the stroke of 90 minutes, leaping over TFC defender Logan Emory to beat goalie Milos Kocic to Jordan Harvey's hopeful cross and scored on a header.



Silva, one of three TFC players arrested recently outside a Houston nightclub, scored his first MLS goal in Toronto's 3-2 victory over Vancouver and had the lone goal in the 1-0 win over New England Revolution.

-- New York Red Bulls goalie Ryan Meara, the early favorite of Rookie of the Year, is sidelined with a hip injury.

-- Homegrown product Jose Villarreal debuted for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the last minute of its 5-3 win at Portland.

2012 MLS Rookies
MIN. PLAYER (TEAM)
1620 Ryan Meara (New York), 1.50 GAA
1170 Austin Berry (Chicago), 2 goals
1165 Tony Cascio (Colorado), 2 goals, 1 assist
950 Connor Lade (New York), 1 assist
941 Nick DeLeon (D.C. United), 3 goals, 2 assists
882 Kelyn Rowe (New England), 2 goals, 1 assist
856 Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), 2 goals
824 Andy Rose (Seattle)
760 Luis Silva (Toronto FC), 2 goals
659 Raymon Gaddis (Philadelphia), 1 assist
607 Darren Mattocks (Vancouver), 6 goals
453 Kirk Urso (Columbus), 1 assist
426 Kevan George (Columbus)
413 Andrew Wenger (Montreal), 3 goals
372 Ethan Finlay (Columbus)
359 Sebastian Velasquez (Real Salt Lake)
339 Tommy Meyer (Los Angeles)
336 Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Portland), 1 goal
298 Aaron Schoenfeld (Columbus), 1 assist
296 Bryan Gaul (Los Angeles)
287 Casey Townsend (Chivas USA), 1 goal
185 Antoine Hoppenot (Philadelphia), 2 assists
134 Warren Creavalle (Houston)
132 Sam Garza (San Jose), 1 assist
103 Brian Ownby (Houston)
80 Chandler Hoffman (Philadelphia), 1 goal
45 Kenney Walker (Los Angeles)
45 Calum Mallace (Montreal)
45 Brent Richards (Portland)
41 Hunter Jumper (Chicago)
33 Alec Purdie  (New England)
30 Tyler Polak (New England)
29 Cesar Diaz Pizarro (San Jose)
26 Christian Hernandez (Philadelphia)
11 Junior Burgos (Toronto FC)
5 Rafael Garcia (Los Angeles)
1 Jose Villarreal (Los Angeles)



2 comments
  1. jim bitterling
    commented on: July 17, 2012 at 9:28 a.m.
    why is it always all about the forwards ?

  1. Juan R
    commented on: July 17, 2012 at 7:19 p.m.
    Mattocks has a huge vertical leap! When he jumped, his head was higher than the goalie's arm... That's impressive. Reminds me of Drogba's leaping abilities.


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