Unlike, say, basketball, soccer is a sport where even though you have stars, you need solid contributions from a majority of your team to have a good or great season.
That’s what happened for Los Angeles Football Club in 2018. They hit the ground running in their first season, and had solid contributions from a lot of the players on their team.
Still, some players’ performances stuck out over the others this past season, and that’s what we are looking at today. Who was LAFC’s best in 2018? You get to decide.
Here are the nominees:
Benny Feilhaber: Feilhaber proved in 2018 that he has not slowed down much, despite being a long tenured MLS veteran. He ran the midfield and contributed to a lot of the good attacking play that the team was able to manufacture this season.
Tyler Miller: Miller was an unknown coming into the year, a goalie that had been a backup in Seattle, and had not gotten much playing time behind Stefan Frei. Miller had a really good game in his first start for LAFC against his old team Seattle, and after backstopping the team to that 1-0 victory, Miller never looked back and was a solid presence in the back, behind a defense that was not always stellar.
Carlos Vela: Should be in contention for league MVP this season, let alone LAFC MVP. Met and surpassed all our expectations for an incoming Designated Player, and expect Vela to be even better next year without having the interruption of a World Cup in the middle of the season.
Walker Zimmerman: Probably the best of the bunch along the backline. Zimmerman was a a solid physical presence in defense, making good tackles and positioning himself well to stave off attacks. Also proved to be a threat on set pieces, especially late in the year.
Diego Rossi: Rossi was the surprise of the season, showing no real signs of being a young newcomer to the league. He jumped right in with 3 goals in his first 2 games, and he was consistently a goalscoring threat from outside. Worked well with Vela, Latif Blessing, and the various strikers Bob Bradley played to power LAFC’s vaunted attack.
So, who do you guys think LAFC’s MVP was this year? Vote below and let us know what you think.
Who Was LAFC’s MVP in 2018
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