Monday, November 25, 2013

Dillon Powers: 2013 Rookie of the Year

Two posts tonight, we'll get to the schedule release later this evening.  First the good news for our rookies.  Dillon Powers was named Rookie of the Year today, beating out teammate Deshorn Brown.  Powers and Brown finished first and second in each category (club. media, and player voting) putting them far ahead of 3rd placed DeAndre Yedlin of Seattle (though the difference between Brown and Yedlin in player voting was only 1.41%).  Combined the teammates got over 57% of the club votes, over 70% of the media votes, and over 41% of player votes.  Combined they got over 56% of all votes, split 55/45 between them.

I was #TeamDeshorn myself, being only the second rookie in MLS history to get to double-digit goals, but I have no complaints about Dillon winning the award.  He deserved it as much as Brown, and if they could have split it down the middle that would have been best.

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