Men's - David Brown (ROI) - Deserving. Probably the most deserving ever as he was in super form this year. As I have stated before no one will ever score that many goals in a single tournament. Some of the best we will ever see.
Women's - Meghan Cormier (Germany) - Deserving. As stated before Cormier is a stud. Seems to be able to do pretty much whatever she wants just about every year and this year was no exception.
Men's - Scotty Myrah (Laos) - Undeserving - Sorry Scotty but really.... he worked extremely hard and really epitomized what Laos are about but he didn't score many goals or really do anything too spectacular. This one should have gone to Evan or Brown.
Women's - Tegan Koroluk (Ukraine) - Deserving. From what I remember scored a few goals and capped that off with a big game in the final. Pretty obvious choice.
Men's - Josip Coric (Saudi Arabia) - Debatable. The only Men's player to have ever won it without his team winning or making the final. This was the year they upset France to make it to the semis but does that mean a MVP? He also won golden boot but that stat was massively buoyed by scoring a bunch in a high scoring 3rd place game.
Women's - Lara Guzik (Germany) - I can't say. Unfortunately I didn't focus enough on the Women's side to give an educated assessment.
Men's - Jay Tomchuk (ROI) - Deserving. In the years before David Brown played for ROI Jay was their striker. He piled in the goals and scored all of ROI's goals in the final. Easy choice.
Women's - Keisha Riddel (El Salvador) - See 2009.
*Note 2008 was the first year the tournament MVP award was awarded. Before that it was just the Final MVP.
So there is the former MVP's. Time to discuss 2012's candidates.
Tong Tong (Sudan) - He was pivotal in Sudan winning the tournament. I think it is safe to say that if it was not for Tong Tong's height they would not have been able to play the style they did and therefore Sudan would have no chance of winning. My money's on him.
Noor Mitri (Sudan) - Not a favorite among blog visitors Noor rode a sensational wave of form right through the tournament. Noor played out of his mind in the final making several huge saves. He deserves the credit.
Evan Campbell (Laos) - Evan was as good as he always is last year. Had to play in a series of tough games just to make the final. Evan is the back bone of the Laos team and 2012 was no exception.
Nathan Reis (ROI) - Won the golden boot last year and if history dictates anything he at least merits consideration. ROI's style means they need that big lone striker up front and who better the occupy that role. He's a long shot to win it.
Meagan Cormier (Germany) - Meagan won the golden boot last year and let's face it she was just on another level from everyone else. Pretty much just runs the show and does whatever she wants. Pretty much a shoe in the win.
Sarah Novak (Ukraine) - An underdog to win the MVP when compared to Cormier maybe. However, Sarah has one good thing going for her, her team won and to the winner generally goes the spoils. Sarah's goalscoring record may not jump off the page but on the other side of the ball she's a star. There is a reason Ukraine concede so few goals and Sarah is a huge part of that.
Well there it is..... the candidates. Weigh in and let us know who you feel is most deserving!