Edson Buddle is the Baddest Man in MLS, Today™
The obvious thing to do this week would be to crown Sebastian Le Toux or the kid who's name I can't spell as this week's number one boss player. Le Toux had a hat trick in his team's home debut in front of 34K+ and that rookie in New England dropped three in his home debut so both of them are kind of on the same, outlandish level right now.
But Edson Buddle needs this small accolade I am bestowing upon him. Hell, he deserves it. Dude spent the off-season working his ass off (and documenting the whole thing just so you know he's not playin') and now his club is reaping the rewards; including Saturday's brace he's scored 5 goals in 3 games, all victories. And incidentally those 5 goals account for all of the Galaxy scoring thus far in 2010.
And I know I may be getting all knee-jerk with this one but if he keeps it up he may --may-- play himself into a look by Bobby Blue Eyes before the trip to South Africa. And if that happens then he'll be the one to truly reap the fruits of all his off-season labor. So for that reason I am anointing Edson Buddle as The Baddest Man in MLS, Today™.