The wait is over! The ballots have been submitted, counted, recounted, and are now here for your viewing pleasure. Dynamo Theory will announce the 2015 Creamsicles award winners one by one over the next 5 days, continuing with Rookie of the Year.
DaMarcus Beasley Defender of the Year (40%)
The Indiana native won the fan vote for Defender of the Year. He started and played in 28 games this season for the Dynamo. He scored his first goal for this Houston Dynamo this season against San Jose. The goal was even up for Goal of the Week He was named to MLS All-Star team as part of Fan XI this season. He played in the first half of the All-Star game against Tottenham.
Though he had announced his retirement from the US National team Beasley found himself called by in by Jurgen Klinsmann. Never one to not answer a call Beasley joined the National team for the Gold Cup.
What fans had to say:
"Beasley Got up and down the pitch and was a great box-to-box player. His speed for his age is fantastic."
"Stood out in a big way when he was in the lineup. Noticed in a big way when he was out too..."
"Whenever DMB played, the defense mostly showed up. He was a threat on both sides of the ball."
Dynamo Theory Staff Vote: Tie DaMarcus Beasley & Raul Rodriguez (50%-50%)
There wasn't a clear cut winner as DaMarcus Beasley and Raul Rodriguez tied in our staff vote.
"Beasley's experience, speed, and defending prowess made him arguably the best LB in MLS. The defense never looked as organized with DMB out of the lineup."
"Very consistent on the backline, especially in his first season."-RE Rodriguez vote