Which MLS figure is doing the most for his club. Who is The Man among all the guys currently labeled as The Man around their clubs?
It could be Chris Rolfe in Chicago.
We can make a case for Fredy Montero in Seattle.
We know it’s no longer Federico Higuain in Columbus.
But can’t we also make a case for Juninho at the L.A. Galaxy?
Bruce Arena’s team was without David Beckham once again last night at the Home Depot Center. But that hardly matters these days.
That’s because Landon Donovan is back, gaining in fitness and touch after about a month away. His running off the ball, passing and combining looks more or less back to full speed.
And it’s because Robbie Keane is scoring, now with 14 goals, tied for second-best in MLS. And it’s because Marcelo Sarvas keeps proving to be such a promising understudy in the Galaxy midfield.
And … because Juninho continues to be someone that we still (still!) probably don’t talk about enough. He really is all that right now.
He was sizzling last night with two goals in the most predictable MLS result among a half dozen matches: the Galaxy had an easy time with Eastern Conference bottom club Toronto, recording a 4-2 win. (Edge in shots 27-5. And that is certainly some edge.)
Juninho now has seven goals in the Galaxy’s last seven matches. Here are the highlights from last night, as the Galaxy clinched playoff spot: