MLS: The Best 2016 Most Valuable Player Candidates

So far this season many players have been fantastic on the field for their respective teams. Now we take a look at who are most valuable to their clubs.

The MLS has officially hit the half way point of the 2016 season and many players have impressed us so far this season.

With the end of the season, fast approaching we take a look at who could be possible candidates for the Landon Donavan MVP Award.

David Villa: Villas has arguably been NYCFC top player since they joined the league last season. He is leading the Golden Boot face with 12 goals so far this season. Without him, NYCFC would have a weak offense. Villa is the man that has kept NYCFC running over their recent hot streak.

Sacha Kljestan: He has been the Red Bulls top playmaker in 2016. Kljestan now has ten assists so far this season which is leading MLS. The Red Bulls have needed a true No.10 for quite some time and now they have him. The Red Bulls offense would lack creativity without Kljestan in central midfield.

Mauro Diaz: This cheeky midfielder has been a blessing for coach Oscar Pareja the last two seasons. He has over twenty assists in the last two seasons. Diaz has totaled two goals and nine assists in only fifteen games. This man is a general on the field for Dallas and this team would not be the same without him.

Jul 9, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake (1) makes a save against D.C. United during the second half at Talen Energy Stadium. The Philadelphia Union won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 9, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake (1) makes a save against D.C. United during the second half at Talen Energy Stadium. The Philadelphia Union won 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Blake: There needs to be a goalkeeper associated with this award because most of the time the goalie is the one who saves the day. My pick is Andre Blake of the Philadelphia Union.

Even though the Union have discovered a huge offense burst with most of the credit going to Ronald Alberg, Blake has kept the Union in so many games with his dynamic saves. The Union defense has been rocky over the last bunch of games, but Blake has prevented the opposition from scoring. If there is a goalkeeper in MLS, who deserves the MVP so far this season it’s Blake.

Honorable Mentions: Ignacio Piatti, Sebastian Giovinco