Wednesday, May 20, 2009

5/20/09: Seattle Fans Flood The Polls Although Some Of Their Players Don't Deserve It


Drew Carey and Sounders fans are one or two away from having a straight Seattle FC player ballot.

From the Sounders FC Blog:
As currently constituted, the First XI would consist of eight Sounders FC players. The only exceptions in the opening week of voting are veteran Columbus Crew fullback Frankie Hejduk, who holds a slim lead on Seattle's James Riley, Dwayne De Rosario, a Toronto FC midfielder, and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan.

My thoughts: The point of voting for an all star is to vote for the best performing team through the games that have been played, not a straight ticket. On my ballot I only voted for Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Chad Marshall. For Seattle I only voted for Casey Keller because he is the only one having an all star caliber year, so far. I didn't vote for Frankie Hejduk because he hasn't played. I didn't vote for Montero or Evans from Seattle because there are strikers like Wolff and McBride and midfielders like Schelotto, Nagamura, Blanco, Davis, and Pappa who are having way better years.

I just hate the amatuer notion of the new teams to vote all their players, even the ones who have not had anywhere close to an all star year so far. Real Salt Lake did the same a couple years back. Thank god though that the fans only make up a 1/3rd of the voting.

Be objective fans and vote for the best players so far this year. The reason why the fan voting only takes up 1/3rd is because of this ballot stuffing.

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