Emilio edges Angel in close vote

November 15, 2007
By Steve Davis, ESPNsoccernet
Major League Soccer's MVP race really was a coin toss, wasn't it? And that coin has just two sides.

No offense to feisty Chicago Fire playmaker Cuauhtemoc Blanco, but the league's 12th MVP trophy was destined for one of the two high-profile strikers among the trio of finalists: Luciano Emilio, the prolific Brazilian who showed D.C. United the way or Juan Pablo Angel, the prolific Colombian who rescued the Red Bulls from sure mediocrity.

Emilio, a 20-goal scorer who ...

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