|MVP: Amado Guevara, MetroStars
|Ten goals and ten assists. Metro are total junk when he is missing.
|Best Player: Carlos Ruiz, Los Angeles Galaxy
|When he wants to play he is ruthless… clinical, deadly, and one tough SOB… If he shows up.
|Best Defender: Robin Fraser, Columbus Crew
|32 goals allowed ties for 2nd best in MLS and Fraser does it with a 3 man back line and a bunch of rookies. His leadership was a key to the CBus run and was the reason why Dallas tried to land him before 04.
|Best Goaltender: Joe Cannon, Colorado Rapids
|No question on this one. 1.07 GAA, 10 shutouts, and almost double the saves of Meola. The biggest lock for an award this year.
|Rookie of the Year: Clint Dempsey, New England Revolution
|What a player, can a guy this crucial for his team really be a rookie? Even a midseason injury did little to slow him down.
|Best Mid Season pick up: Tony Sanneh, Columbus Crew
|Columbus was just a mid table club till Sanneh came in and took over the locker room and team.
|Trade of the Year: Jamie Morenoto DC United for Conditional Pick to MetroStars.
|7 goals and 14 assists for Moreno. DS picked him up for a conditional pick which became a 1st rounder for Metro. Any team in MLS would do anything for that kind of production out of a 1st rounder. With their forward problems you think Metro wouldn’t want that kind of production?
|Pack Your Bags Award: Carlos Ruiz, MetroStars
|Missing flights, not returning to the team, not getting along with teammates, and just an overall bad attitude. Will Sampson put up with a guy he did not bring in? Coaches like to make their team… well… “their team.”