Buddle, Ferreira and Wondolowski on MVP short list

[AWARDS] Edson Buddle, David Ferreira and Chris Wondolowski -- none of whom has ever even been named to the MLS Best XI -- are the three finalists for MLS's Volkswagen Most Valuable Player. For the finalists in all 10 award categories ...

Landon Donovan, last year's MLS MVP, is the surprise omission from the MVP short list.

He won the 2010 Silver Boot award as the MLS leader with a career-high 16 assists.

2010 Major League Soccer Awards Finalists:

Volkswagen Most Valuable Player
Edson Buddle (LA Galaxy)
David Ferreira (FC Dallas)
Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

Rookie of the Year
Danny Mwanga (Philadelphia Union)
Andy Najar (D.C. United)
Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)   

Newcomer of the Year

Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls) 
Joel Lindpere (New York Red Bulls)       
Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)

Visa Defender of the Year
Nat Borchers (Real Salt Lake)
Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy)
Jamison Olave (Real Salt Lake)

Goalkeeper of the Year
Kevin Hartman (FC Dallas)
Donovan Ricketts (LA Galaxy)
Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
 
Comeback Player of the Year
Chris Albright (New York Red Bulls)
Bobby Convey (San Jose Earthquakes)
Brek Shea (FC Dallas)

Coach of the Year
Hans Backe (New York Red Bulls)
Schellas Hyndman (FC Dallas)
Jason Kreis (Real Salt Lake)

Fair Play - Individual
C.J. Brown  (Chicago Fire)
Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)
Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)
   
MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year
Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo)
Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City Wizards)
Seth Stammler (New York Red Bulls)
 
adidas Referee of the Year
Mark Geiger
Kevin Stott
Baldomero Toledo

1 comment about "Buddle, Ferreira and Wondolowski on MVP short list".
  1. Ralph Corniffe, November 2, 2010 at 1:02 p.m.

    Based on his overall contributions this season, Edson Buddle deserves the MVP award. Rookie of the year, Tim Ream without a doubt.

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