The LB/Sideline View Readers vote for the 2008 Honda Player of the Year is in. I just sent my vote over, about 11 hours before the polls close.
If our readers' opinions are any indications, a certain English-based player will win in a landslide.
There were 26 first-place votes submitted - 18 of them were for Tim Howard. The only other player to garner more than one first-place vote was Michael Bradley, who nabbed two. The following players each got one vote (though the last one was probably trying to bust some balls): Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Landon Donovan, Freddy Adu, Clint Dempsey and Eddie Johnson (see, I told you).
To figure out our second place vote, I used the same system Futbol de Primera uses to determine their winner - three points for a first-place vote, two for second and one for third.
Second place was Michael Bradley with 21 points. Third place was Oguchi Onyewu with 19 points followed by Carlos Bocanegra (11), Landon Donovan (9), Freddy Adu (8) and Clint Dempsey (5). Others receiving votes were Steve Cherundolo and (more gag votes probably) Danny Califf and Josh Wolff.
Thanks again for participating! The award will be handed out sometime next month and I'll be there for the festivities.