Monday, December 5, 2016
my 2016 Player of the Year is the Rapids Goalkeeper. Yes, I'm splitting the award between Zac MacMath and Tim Howard. Both played the same number of games (19 league games, including playoffs), they both led a league leading defense, and they both dealt with the tough situation of being the #1 at different times of the year. It was the most consistent position on the team and that's largely because they are two of the more talented players on the team and handled their job with professionalism. This could have easily "gone wrong" this year with MacMath pouting or Howard thinking he could take it easy coming back to MLS but neither one allowed the situation to get to them.
They were also named team MVP at the Rapids awards banquet, splitting the award. I however am not copying the Rapids on this pick. If you go back to the Voice of C38 podcast right before the playoffs I was interviewed at the tailgate and suggested that the Rapids GK should be team MVP. So the Rapids stole the idea from me, not the other way around. :D