2014 MLS MVP Race: Editors’ Choice

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Sep 20, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; New England Revolution midfielder/forward Lee Nguyen (24) dribbles the ball in the second half of the game against the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium. Columbus Crew wins by the score of 1-0 over New England Revolution. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Blakely: (3rd) Nguyen is a late front runner in my book. Until last night I didn’t realize how good of a player he actually is. Well, I should’t say that. I knew he was a good player but I did not realize how valuable of a player he is. He leads the team in goals with 17 and some who say if without him, the New England Revolution would be on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoffs and I couldn’t agree more.

Phil Naegely: (4th) There is no doubt that Nguyen is the best player on the Revolution’s roster. You could argue that Jermaine Jones is better, but Nguyen has done more for New England. With Jones’ arrival to New England, Nguyen has become better on the field. It appears the goal-scoring opportunities have increased. Jones might not have set up Nguyen directly, but he had a part in the formation of the play. Without Nguyen ,there is no doubt the Revolution would not be thinking about the 2014 playoffs right now. Instead, they would be asking themselves what went wrong. Remember earlier this season, they lost eight-straight games. He won’t win MLS MVP, but Nguyen should still be considered.

Baxter Colburn: (1st) The obvious choice for the 2014 MLS MVP is Lee Nguyen. My comrades above me listed valid reasons for his consideration. Nguyen has eight game-winning goals on the season and is one of two reasons the Revolution are in the 2014 MLS Cup playoffs. His 17 goals are hard to ignore, especially when he makes incredible goals look so easy. He deserves this incredible award for his undeniable talent and contributions to the team.