Each week, myself, Matt Coyne, Tim Dean, Austin Fido, and you the fans will be able to rank the New York Red Bulls squad from best to worst. As you can see by the table below, the math for this is pretty simple. The four Once a Metro writers get a vote, and we add a fifth collective fan vote. We take a straight average of the votes, and rank the players accordingly. The Once a Metro staff also adds comments about each player, and I'll give some thoughts on how things shook out later in the article.
For the table, here's the initials you need to know:
- JI - Jason Iapicco
- TD - Tim dean
- MC - Matt Coyne
- AF - Austin Fido
Fan Vote from Week 14 can be found here.
|1||Luis Robles||5||1||1||1||1||4||1.6||JI - The offense may have scored 2 goals, but 10 saves is the reason the Red Bulls beat the Revolution.|
|2||Thierry Henry||-1||4||3||2||2||6||3.4||JI - Hopefully the Red Bulls won't see turf in the playoffs.|
|3||Lloyd Sam||0||5||7||5||5||1||4.6||AF - Sam might just be the most consistent player on the team this season.|
|3||Peguy Luyindula||2||2||5||4||4||8||4.6||MC - Despite his age (35) and the fact he's playing out of position, Luyindula is still doing a great job as the team's makeshift playmaker.|
|5||Bradley Wright-Phillips||-3||3||2||3||3||15||5.2||AF - Generous of him to let someone else get a goal this week.|
|6||Jamison Olave||-2||6||6||6||6||7||6.2||JI - Oave was missed this week, but Miazga & Armando did a decent job covering.|
|7||Roy Miller||4||7||4||10||8||10||7.8||TD - You hate to hope for a three and out for Costa Rica in the Cup...but we could sure use Miller back in the lineup.|
|8||Eric Alexander||2||12||10||8||10||2||8.4||TD - Goal aside, Alexander seems to get lost in the midfield. Keep him to the left, please.|
|9||Chris Duvall||-2||8||9||12||11||3||8.6||JI - After 315 minutes, the Red Bulls might've had found their new right back.|
|10||Dax McCarty||-2||11||8||7||7||13||9.2||MC - Expect him to drop, but hopefully when he gets back from knee surgery, he'll be the player we all remember.|
|11||Matt Miazga||9||11||11||13||5||9.8||JI - Showed well in his first start, and should get to start next to Olave.|
|12||Ibrahim Sekagya||0||13||13||9||9||9||10.6||AF - Solid, dependable, savvy, and prone to at least one utterly incomprehensible moment of misfortune every game.|
|13||Jonny Steele||0||10||14||13||16||14||13.4||MC - With McCarty out and Alexander looking like he'll side centrally, the left wing is up for grabs. Can Steele take it?|
|14||Armando||0||14||12||14||12||16||13.6||MC - Well...he's got great hair...|
|15||Bobby Convey||-6||16||15||16||15||11||14.6||TD - What exactly does Convey contribute to this team? I can't, for the life of me, figure it out.|
|16||Kosuke Kimura||0||15||16||15||14||18||15.6||JI - Looks like he's been relegated to the bench, and that's best for the team.|
|17||Ruben Bover||-2||17||18||17||17||12||16.2||AF - Open Cup and CCL look like his big chance to make a firm case for more minutes.|
|18||Tim Cahill||-1||18||17||18||18||17||17.6||JI - Playing for Australia should get Cahill up and running for the second third of the season.|
- Biggest Jump: Luis Robles (+5)
- Biggest Drop: Bobby Convey (-6)
- Luis Robles is back in the #1 spot for the first time since Week 9.
- Whoever voted really didn't like Bradley Wright-Phillips not scoring, as he came in 15th in fan voting.
- It's telling how much we want Roy Miller back. He was the second highest defender behind Olave.
- Fans were a lot more positive on Matt Miazga (#5) than the OaM staff (#11).
What do you think of how the staff voted? Think we were too harsh/lenient? Think the rankings are good or bad? Let us know in the comments.