SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 27: Mauro Rosales #10 of the Seattle Sounders FC scores on a penalty kick during the first half of the game at CenturyLink Field on August 27, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders won the game 6-2 (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
Eight different players received at least one first place vote in SB Nation's Major League Soccer MVP tracking poll. In the coming days, we will profile many of them.
Take a snapshot of the Major League Soccer season at almost any point and any number of players will have emerged as a serious contender for MVP. At midseason, it seemed as though it was Brek Shea's to lose. As he started to fade, players like Mauro Rosales emerged. More recently, Dwayne DeRosario has become the hot item.
With just one week left in the MLS season, SBN Soccer has decided to profile all the players we consider serious contenders for the award. In our most recent tracking poll, eight different players received at least one first-place vote from the 22 editors who cast a ballot. No players received more than six first-place votes (Dwayne DeRosario) and six players received at least two votes. To call this race wide open, seems to be a significant understatement.