Poll Results: Donovan Should Be MLS MVP

Goal.com's poll may indicate where the MLS MVP award is going to end up.
Major League Soccer still hasn't announced the winner of the MVP award, but if a recent Goal.com poll is anything to go by, Los Angeles Galaxy attacker Landon Donovan will win by a landslide.

Surprisingly, Donovan has never won the league's most valuable player award.

Moved back into a wide midfield position this year, the 27-year-old carried the Galaxy offense, scoring 12 and notching six assists in the regular season.

Reinstated as Galaxy captain, Donovan led his hometown club to first place in the Western Conference, good enough for reentry to the playoffs after a three year absence.

His scintillating performances helped Donovan finish a commanding 50% higher than his closest rivals in the voting. Tied for second were the Columbus Crew's Guillermo Barros Schelotto and the New England Revolution's Shalrie Joseph.

Joseph carried his team into the playoffs, playing as a target forward for much of the season with his side's attack decimated by injuries.

Schelotto struggled with injury for a portion of the season, but still notched 12 goals as his side won the Supporters' Shield. However, the Argentine maestro didn't make the league's three-man shortlist for the MVP award. The last place was taken by FC Dallas' Jeff Cunningham, who scored 17 goals in the final 15 games to win the golden boot award.

Cunningham finished fourth in Goal.com's poll.

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