TORONTO — FC Dallas playmaker David Ferreira has been named the 2010 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player.
The Colombian international, who joined FCD at the start of the 2009 season, raised his production in 2010, scoring 8 goals and notching 13 assists—second most in the league.
Ferreira has maintained his impressive form in the playoffs, scoring a goal and adding three assists. His matchwinner against the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference Championship ended up putting FCD into the MLS Cup for the first time in the club’s history.
Despite being the most fouled player in MLS this season, he played in every game, and more importantly seemed to be in great form every time he stepped on the field.
“He’s done an amazing job of playing every game this season,” FCD captain Daniel Hernandez said during a pre-MLS Cup press conference on Friday afternoon. “Not only playing every game, but he’s been at 100 percent in every game of the season. That is amazing.”
MVP is voted on by players, coaches, GMs and media members. Ferreira earned 20 percent of the votes, edging out LA Galaxy striker Edson Buddle, who garnered 18.3 percent.
Player Team Percentage of total vote
- David Ferreira FCD 20.0 percent
- Edson Buddle LA 18.3 percent
- Chris Wondolowski SJ 14.6 percent
- Landon Donovan LA 11.9 percent
- Sebastien Le Toux PHI 8.9 percent
All-Time MLS Most Valuable Players:
2010: David Ferreira – FC Dallas
2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy
2008: Guillermo Barros Schelotto – Columbus Crew
2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United
2006: Christian Gomez – D.C. United
2005: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution
2004: Amado Guevara – MetroStars
2003: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
2002: Carlos Ruiz – Los Angeles Galaxy
2001: Alex Pineda Chacon – Miami Fusion
2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
1999: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn
1998: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
1997: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
1996: Carlos Valderrama – Tampa Bay Mutiny