1999 3rd Degree Awards – The Thirds

Dallas Burn

Napalm Award:  Richard Farrer  (MVP)
        The Burn are 22-2 all time when he scores.  End of story. (1998: Jason Kreis)

Band-Aid Award: Matt Jordan (best mid season addition, Newcomer, or Rookie)
        Deering’s arrival stopped the bleeding at the back. (1998: Chad Deering)

Phoenix Award: Leonel Alvarez (biggest re-birth)
        After an injury-plagued 97, Dade finished 98 as a very solid man marker. (1998: Eric Dade)

MLS Awards MVP: Joe-Max Moore, New England Revolution
        Win they win it’s because of him.. (1998: Marcelo Balboa, Col)

Best Player: Ante Razov, Chicago Fire
        Gets lots of good service, but has become a clinical finisher. (1998: Brian McBride, Clb)

Best Defender: Loe Cullen, Miami Fusion
        And he’s only in his second year.  She be a rock for the National Teamany time now.. (1998: Luis Kubik, Chi)

Best Goaltender: Mike Ammann, NY/NJ MetroStars
        Playing well early. (1998: Kevin Hartman, LA)

Rookie of the Year: Jay Heaps, Miami Fusion
        Is Miami the Dodgers of MLS.  Lots of great Rookies, no titles.. (1998: Leo Cullen, Mia)

Best Mid Season pick up: Mauricio Wright, San Jose Clash
        Just what San Jose needed; a skillful, confident center back. (1998: Chad Deering, Dal)

Trade of the Year: Carlos Valdarama, NY/NJ MetroStars, for ??Tab Ramos, Miami Fusion
        Swap of high salaries??. (1998: Roy Lassiter for Roy Wegerle, DC and TB)

Pack Your Bags Award: Alexi Lalas, KC Wizards
        2000 will see 4th new team in 4 years. (1998: Eric Wynalda, SJ)

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