Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of voting from more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awards have now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thank you to the soccer fans for voting for the best of the best.

The results are as follows:

Best Players and Coaches

Best Goalkeeper

1. Bill Hamid, DC United
2. Luis Robles, New York Red Bulls
3. Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake

Best Defender

1. Chad Marshall, Seattle Sounders
2. Bobby Boswell, DC United
3. Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy

Best Midfielder

1. Lee Nguyen, New England Revolution
2. Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy
3. Pedro Morales, Vancouver Whitecaps

Best Striker

1. Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
2. Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy
3. Obafemi Martins, Seattle Sounders

Player of the Year

1. Lee Nguyen, New England Revolution
2. Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls
3. Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy

Best Coach

1. Ben Olsen, DC United
2. Mike Petke, New York Red Bulls
3. Carl Robinson, Vancouver Whitecaps

 

Best TV, Radio and Podcasts

Best TV Commentator

1. Richard Fleming (Altitude Sports)
2. Steve Cangialosi (MSG/NBC)
3. John Strong (NBC)

Best TV Co-Commentator

1. Taylor Twellman (ESPN)
2. Kyle Martino (NBC)
3. Jason de Vos (TSN)

Best Radio Show

1. Over The Ball
2. Soccer Morning
3. Beyond The Pitch

Best Podcast

1. Two Solitudes
2. Open Wide For Some Soccer
3. Best Soccer Show

Best Podcast Presenter

1. Jason Davis
2. Hank Alexandre
3. Michael Davies

Best Podcast Pundit

1. Alexi Lalas
2. Jared Dubois
3. Roger Bennett

Best Club Podcast

1. Seeing Red (New York Red Bulls)
2. The Vocal Minority (Toronto FC)
3. Corner of the Galaxy (LA Galaxy)

 

Best Writers, Bloggers and Blogs

Best Blog

1. SBI Soccer
2. SB Nation
3. Soccer Insider

Best Club Blog

1. Empire of Soccer
2. Black And Red United
3. Dynamo Theory

Best Blogger

1. Travis Clark
2. Richard Farley
3. Jeremiah Oshan

Best Writer

1. Brian Strauss
2. Grant Wahl
3. Jonathan Tannenwald

Best Online Coverage

1. MLSsoccer.com
2. Soccerly
3. /r/MLS

 

Best Book

1. Dallas ‘Til I Cry by Nathan Nipper
2. Coming Out to Play by Robbie Rogers
3. The Keeper by Tim Howard

 

Hats off to all of the bloggers, podcasters, players, coaches, writers and more who made the 2014 MLS season a memorable one.

Now, on to the MLS Cup this Sunday in Los Angeles.

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