The Revolution's choice of Marko Perovic as MVP for the 2010 season comes as little surprise. After a slow start to the season as the Serbian adjusted to the high-paced MLS style of play and to the long-distance travel in the United States, the left-footed player came into his own scoring six goals and three assists in 23 MLS games. He tallied two more in SuperLiga action. The former Red Star Belgrade player was used early mainly as a left-sided player before moving into a striker’s role.
A dead-ball specialist, there’s little doubt the Revolution are eager to see what he’ll bring to the team next year with a full season under his belt and a complete adjustment of playing through an MLS season with hopefully an improved squad.
Second-year player Kevin Alston was chosen as the team’s top defender. Alston, who played in 22 games this season while dealing with a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old’s athleticism and potential as a top right back is almost unlimited. But coach Steve Nicol earlier this season mentioned that in order for Alston to realize his potential, he would have to improve in the technical aspects of his game. Alston was chosen as a league all star and played in the match against Manchester United over the summer.
Taylor Twellman, the team’s all-time leading scorer, was chosen the Humanitarian of the Year. Set back by concussion syndrome, Twellman’s career appears in jeopardy but that hasn’t stopped him from being one of the league’s most visible off-the-field representatives in the areas of children’s medicine and head and neck injuries in the past 18 months.