After much thought and analysis, reading up and reviewing, I submitted my votes for the respective league awards.
I expect that not everyone will agree with me, so please feel free to tell me where I let you down. Or let me know how you agree with me.
I had to submit a first-, second- and third-place vote for each category. Some categories only had a select group of players to vote from while others were open to any player in the league. The Best XI was a bit strange. I had penciled Blanco in as a midfielder but he was listed as a forward so that threw me off.
Most Valuable Player: Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Juan Pablo Angel, Luciano Emilio.
Coach of the Year: Preki, Tom Soehn, Juan Carlos Osorio
Defender of the Year: Claudio Suarez, Eddie Robinson, Shavar Thomas
Goalkeeper of the Year: Brad Guzan, Pat Onstad, Matt Reis
Rookie of the Year: Maurice Edu, Robbie Findley, Dane Richards
MLS Fair Play Award: Terry Cooke, Eddie Gaven, Todd Dunivant
Comeback Player of the Year: Eddie Johnson, Adrian Serioux, Gavin Glinton
Referee of the Year: Abbey Okulaja, Jair Marrufo, Brian Hall
Newcomer of the Year: Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Juan Pablo Angel, Maykel Galindo
Juan Carlos Toja
Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Juan Pablo Angel