MLS: Awards based on start of the season

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CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 11: MLS commissioner Don Garber announces the renaming of the coach of the year award to the Sigi Schmid award in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft on January 11, 2019, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The MLS season has been suspended because of the coronavirus. So, with time to reflect, I took a look at the MLS awards and who would win them after two weeks of action.

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutting down Major League Soccer for the foreseeable future, I decided it might be kind of fun to award the MLS awards if this is the last of MLS we see this season.

To be clear, I think they will return to play at some point, though when that is and in what form it will be remains to be seen. These awards are also not predictions for when the season continues, but rather reflections on the two weeks of action that we have witnessed already.

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So, without further ado, let’s list the MLS awards and their winners from the first two weeks of the 2020 season.

MONTREAL, QC – JUNE 01: Look on Montreal Impact forward Maximiliano Urruti (37) during the Orlando City SC versus the Montreal Impact game on June 01, 2019, at Stade Saputo in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Most Valuable Player

Starting off with the MLS award that most people care about, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. This award goes to the player who is the most valuable player on their team. And thus far, it is difficult to go with any player other than current leading goalscorer in MLS, Maximilliano Urruti.

Urruti has scored three goals so far this season and has been the most important part of the Montreal Impact’s attack. He also has one assist and has been involved in 100% of Montreal’s goal this season. If that is not a valuable player, I do not know what is.

There might be better players in the league and Urruti hasn’t played all of the minutes this season, but his production has been superb and if it wasn’t for his work leading the line, Montreal would not have four points from their first six.

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