It's that time to vote again, and no I don't mean in the presidential election.
No, this concerns US Soccer and the annual Honda Player of the Year award.
Now, our readers have done well in the past to help me fill out my ballot so I wanted to continue that trend. Help me fill out my ballot!
I will list the eligible players later but here's the relevant information from Futbol de Primera, the fine outfit that puts on the award and year-end event.
* The Honda Player of the Year Award recognizes the best player on
The U.S. National Team who has played in at least 3 games during the
calendar year. This year, 23 players have met this requirement...
The Rules of Voting
* Each eligible player must have played in a minimum of three (3)
games with the U.S. National Team during 2008.
* A first place vote equals 3 points, a second place vote is worth
2 points and a third place vote counts as 1 point. At the close
of voting, all of the points are tallied and the winner is the player
who receives the most overall points.
So there are some of the parameters. Now, I typically place way more emphasis on games that really matter, ie World Cup qualifiers, Gold Cup, etc., than friendlies but I will leave everything up to you. If you want to vote for the players who did well in friendlies or qualifiers or whatever, go ahead - so long as it was with the senior team, that's fine.
I don't want to skew the votes one way or another so I'll leave my own thoughts out of this. For now, tell me who you think I should vote for first, second and third, or just tell me who is most deserving of the award.
Here are the eligible players: