2014 MLS MVP Race: Editors’ Choice

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Sep 28, 2014; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (7) passes the ball in front of New York Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall (25) in the first half of the game at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Blakely: (1st) As much as it pains me to say this, I truly believe that Keane will win the award unless he has a complete meltdown. Look at the season he is having and it is absolutely unbelievable what he has done since he entered the league. This year alone he leads the Los Angeles Galaxy in goals with 19 and  is second in assists with 14. He can do it all for the Galaxy and in the end will be the 2014 MLS MVP.

Phil Naegely: (1st) At this point it is Keane’s award to lose. As Chris states above, he has 19 goals this season and 14 assists. He is truly the most valuable player on the Galaxy. His time spent on the team has helped not just Keane grow, but also has helped Gyasi Zardes develop further and become another threat for Los Angeles. When Keane has been absent from the Galaxy this season, it has shown on the field.

Baxter Colburn: (2nd) Robbie Keane is the best forward in Major League Soccer, absolutely no question about it. If one were to back and review his goals, alongside Bradley Wright-Phillips, you’d see how most of BWP’s goals are easy little goals, while Keane continues to score golazos left and right. He is neck and neck with someone else on this list, that will be revealed later, but you just have to read on.