Joseph should be a candidate for league MVP

October 24, 2007
By Frank Dell'Apa, Special to ESPNsoccernet
In 1989, current New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol was named Player of the Year in England by the Football Writers Association. There were no statistics to justify the award, no publicity campaign to support Nicol's candidacy. Nicol was considered the epitome of a footballer, Liverpool had a successful season, and that was that.



But "that" is unlikely to happen here.



In the MLS, the promotion of players is stats-based. There are so many numbers ...

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