Monday, May 10, 2010

Top 10 Players 2010

Keep in mind I didn't see every game but I saw a lot. I'm also incredibly biased as almost everyone knows. A few criteria.... Playoffs matter, overall team strength matters, team tactics make a difference. Feel free to correct me on the spelling of names.

1. Jay Tomchuk, Ireland - Ireland was stacked, yes. But Jay was the instrument of their success in the midfield. Great scoring touch plus a nasty streak to go with it.

2. Yianni Harbis, France - The reason that France was so strong on defence and why they gave the ball away so infrequently. Always a physical presence.

3. Little guy from Saskatoon, Poland - Pretty much Poland's great shining hope to score every game. And he delivered as much as he could considering how much he got banged around.

4. Dave Brown, Ireland - Scored the goal-of-the-tournament against France in the semifinals and was a threat every time he touched the ball. Not much of a defender but that wasn't his role so it doesn't matter.

5. Scott Myrah, Laos - The sparkplug of the team. He was always able to give them a boost when it mattered and I would've picked him to score the winner in the final if he wouldn't have gotten hurt.

6. Tavis Workman, Canada - Sometimes doesn't show for big games, but this time he brought it night in and night out. A solid tourny the whole way through.

T-7. Evan Campbell, Laos and Jonah, Ireland - Both keepers had sensational final games and made the championship a great event. Equal because of those performances.

8. Josh Northey, Laos - Not the scoring machine many expected him to be, but still scored nice goals and caused plenty of problems for defenses that man-marked him all game.

9. Kajmir Bahia, France - Played solid in the midfield in every game. The catalyst for their attack and always in the right position when defending.

10. Benno Lufte, Ireland - Scared the crap out of strikers for the entire tournament and was his typical, mistake-free self on the counter-attack. Always a pillar of strength when things are going bad.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

9- benno
10- the dark guy from canada who played center mid, akmar is his name?

Anonymous said...

another note, i agree with your top 10 but in any random order it wouldnt make a difference to me

Playmaker said...

I don't know. I didn't think the Canadian midfielder had that great of a tournament overall. Got outplayed by other midfielders in big games.

Anonymous said...

I thought Chad Anthony had a good tournament, new category: top new signings this yr?

Anonymous said...

I would have to say Jarvis played better than both Tavis and Ahmed. I also think that having Yianni as number two is way too funny. Good tourney for sure but I wouldn't rank him that high.

Playmaker said...

Jarvis played OK, but overall I thought the Canada midfield was a disappointment. They should have played much better considering most of those guys play together on Enter. And Yianni played solid the whole way through - no real blemish. He earned that spot.
Chad Anthony is a good player and yeah, a good tournament. But he wasn't a difference-maker for Laos like the other three guys were. Maybe if it was a top-20 he would made it.

Anonymous said...

Poland's keeper should be on that list, thought he had a solid tourney and quarterfinal as well

Anonymous said...

no, he never faced a top striker in the tourny not a chance.

Anonymous said...

Wheres the worst 10?

Anonymous said...

how about the top 10 douche bags, and your number one 8:53 anonymous

Anonymous said...

Number 1 douche bag of the tournament goes to Devin Harris, and most of the Ukraine fags.

Anonymous said...

nah number one douche bag is justin slinn i hope he get hit by a buss

Anonymous said...

ukraine sucks

Anonymous said...

ukraine is the worse with canada