You fans have been pretty darn good about voting for players and plays online this season, I would imagine you’ll be stuffing the Internet ballot box with these, too.
This is from the league:
NEW YORK (Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009) – Voting for the most remarkable individual plays of the 2009 regular season kicks off today on the League’s official web site MLSNet.com. Fans may vote to determine the 2009 AT&T Goal of the Year and Degree Men Save of the Year selecting from 40 candidates including all Goal of the Week and Save of the Week winners from the regular season and additional nominees.
The voting breakdown follows:
1. Nov. 3 – Nov. 10 – Voting to select top 10 goals and saves from original 40 nominees
2. Nov. 11 – Nov. 17 – Voting to select the 2009 AT&T Goal of the Year and Degree Men Save of the Year from the top 10 nominees
The 2009 Goal of the Year and Save of the Year will be announced on Nov. 18, 2009. This year marks the inaugural season for the Degree Men Save of the Year.
Click on the links provided here to vote for the 40 nominees:
AT&T Goal of the Year – http://web.mlsnet.com/sights/goal_of_the_year/
Degree Men Save of the Year – http://web.mlsnet.com/sights/save_of_the_year/
MLS Goal of the Year Winners
2008: Will Johnson – Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas – October 18, 2008
2007: Cuauhtemoc Blanco – Chicago Fire vs. Real Salt Lake – August 18, 2007
2006: Brian Ching – Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United – September 30, 2006
2005: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes at Los Angeles Galaxy – October 15, 2005
2004: Dwayne De Rosario – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United – August 2, 2004
2003: Damani Ralph – Chicago Fire at Columbus Crew – August 13, 2003
2002: Carlos Ruiz – Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Columbus Crew – July 27, 2002
2001: Clint Mathis – MetroStars vs. Dallas Burn – April 28, 2001
2000: Marcelo Balboa – Colorado Rapids at Columbus Crew – April 22, 2000
1999: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United at Miami Fusion – May 22, 1999
1998: Brian McBride – Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire – July 9, 1998
1997: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United vs. New England Revolution – August 27, 1997
1996: Eric Wynalda – San Jose Earthquakes vs. D.C. United – April 6, 1996
One more thing…anyone out there going to Houston for the match, I want to hear from you. Tell me the biggest reason for which you are spending the cash and making the trip, and give me your thoughts, those of you who have travelled to Sounders FC away games this season, as to why fans of this team travel so well, and any stories from road trips you’d like to share. Please email me your responses and give me your full name and where you live, so that if I publish any of these (not on the blog) I have your permission to do so.