A closer look at Schelotto's MVP victory

A closer look at Schelotto's MVP victory

Major League Soccer

A closer look at Schelotto's MVP victory

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Guillermo Barros Schelotto 1 (ISIphotos.com) 

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As you may have learned on SBI this morning (or Sports Illustrated on Tuesday), Columbus Crew playmaker Guillermo Barros Schelotto has been named MLS Most Valuable Player.

Major League Soccer made the announcement official on Wednesday morning with a press release that laid out the statistical breakdown of the voting. As you might expect, Schelotto ran away with it. Here is the breakdown:

  • Schelotto…………%54.14 percent of the overall vote

  • Landon Donovan….%19.13 percent

  • Cuauhtemoc Blanco……%3 percent

What I am still trying to figure out is how Blanco was a finalist with only three percent of the overall voting (and a damning a zero percent of the voting from coaches and general managers). Was the unaccounted for 13.63 percent of votes spread out over that many candidates? I still think that both Juan Pablo Angel and Javier Morales were far more deserving finalists.

What did you think of the MLS MVP voting? Who was on your ballot? Share your thoughts below.

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