Major League Soccer has announced that New York Red Bulls Coach Jesse Marsch has been named the 2015 Coach of the Year, which means Whitecaps skipper Carl Robinson will be going home empty handed.
Robinson garnered a weighted total of 23.66 from votes from the media, club and players, which was well behind Marsch at 152.06. Second place went to Oscar Pareja of FC Dallas, who checked in at 90.91.
It means the Vancouver Whitecaps have been shut out of the MLS year end awards. Kendall Waston was nominated for MLS Defender of the Year, but fell to Laurent Ciman of the Montreal Impact. Likewise, David Ousted failed to earn the nod for Most Outstanding (or is it Ouststanding?) Goalkeeper.
With that being said, the lack of hardware shouldn't detract from a great season all three players had. Robinson, Ousted and Waston all got recognition from MLS this season, and hopefully they'll bring that swagger and confidence into next season.
Congratulations to all three players, and from all of us at Eighty-Six Forever, go get them next year.