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Best of 2013

Best of 2013 Panelists

MLSsoccer.com's annual "Best Of" series is back for its fourth edition in 2013. We polled 20 of our editors, video producers, contributors and statistics specialists in 10 different categories this year to look back at the best (and the worst) of 2013. Listed below are the panelists we polled this year. Prepare your criticisms accordingly.

Panelist Position Comment

Greg Lalas

Editor-in-Chief

Greg is the face of MLSsoccer.com's weekly video series Anatomy of a Goal and was regular on ExtraTime Radio and The Daily in 2013. He voted for Robbie Rogers' trade demand as the Controversy of the Year.

Jonah Freedman

Managing Editor

Jonah is the host of the March to the Match podcast and the author of "The Throw-In" weekly column, appearing every Thursday. He voted for Jason Kreis' departure from Real Salt Lake as the Story of the Year.

Simon Borg

Senior Editor

Simon is the voice of the Instant Replay video series and a regular on ExtraTime Radio. He voted for the Galaxy's Gyasi Zardes as the Breakout Player of 2014.

Nick Firchau

Senior Editor

Nick is the host of ExtraTime Radio and the creator of the longform series The Word. He voted for the Timbers' Army's Beatles tribute as the Tifo of the Year.

Matthew Doyle

Armchair Analyst

Matt is one of the faces on The Scouting Report videos and the man behind the comments in the Power Rankings. He voted for Chivas USA's shakeup as the Controversy of the Year.

Andrew Wiebe

New Media Editor

Andrew is a regular on ExtraTime Radio and ran this year's 24 Under 24 series. He voted for Landon Donovan's hiatus as the Controversy of the Year.

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Nick Rosano

New Media Editor

Nick is the man behind the weekly Three For Thursday series and also appears on the March to the Match podcast. He voted for San Jose's win over the Galaxy at Stanford Stadium as the Fantastic Finish of the Year.

Kristel Valencia

Editor,
FutbolMLS.com

Kristel is the voice of the Spanish language podcast Tiro Libre and runs FutbolMLs.com. She voted for Robbie Rogers' trade demand as the Controversy of the Year.

Diego Pinzon

Assoc. Editor,
FutbolMLS.com

Diego is a regular panelist on the the Spanish language podcast Tiro Libre, and also appears regularly on the Spanish language video series Zona Mixta. He voted for MLS expansion as the Story of the Year.

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Jason Saghini

Director of Video

Jason hosts the Starting Lineup video series on fantasy soccer and runs the video department at MLSsoccer.com. He voted for Seattle's "Build A Bonfire" as Tifo of the Year.

Dan Haiek

Video Producer

Dan is the host and producer of the Scouting Report video series, and the producer of the March to the Match podcast. He voted for the Revolution's Diego Fagundez as the Breakthrough Player of the 2014.

Jon Bettin

Video Producer

Jon is the producer of the Anatomy of a Goal and Instant Replay series, among others. He voted for Chivas USA's shakeup as the Controversy of the Year.

Albert Lanzillo

Video Producer

Albert is the prodcuer of Starting Lineup, Top 5, and all the coolest videos you see each year, he says. He voted for the return of Clint Demspey as the Story of the Year.

Abner Aceves

Video Producer

Abner is the producer of the Zona Mixta news series and all the Spanish language video content on the site. He voted for Michael Gspurning's handball vs. the Colorado Rapids as the Gaffe of the Year.

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Matt Folger

Social Media Coordinator

Matt works in the social media department and helps run both the MLS Facebook and Twitter accounts. He voted for the Timbers' Army's "Many Heats, One Beat" as the Tifo of the Year.

Charlie Boehm

Contributor

Charlie writes the Starting XI feature every Friday and is a featured columnist on the site. He voted for Portland's acquisition of Diego Valeri as the Transaction of the Year.

Alicia Rodriguez

Contributor

Alicia writes the Like/Don't Like column on the site and writes for the Goat Parade blog, covering Chivas USA. She voted for Chicago's trade for Mike Magee as the Transaction of the Year.

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John Bolster

Contributor

John is the creator of The Monday Postgame on MLSsoccer.com and a features editor for Penthouse Magazine. He voted for the Cascadia Cup trademark fight as the Contoversy of the Year.

Nate Sulat

Contributor

Nate leads the college coverage on the site and also runs the Golazo matchcenters on MLS gamnedays. He voted for New York's draw against New England on Oct. 5 as the Fantastic Finish of the Year.

Devin Pleuler

Contributor

Devin is the creator of the weekly Central Winger column and works for OPTA as a stats monkey. He voted for the Robbie Rogers saga as the Story of the Year.

Ben Jata

Contributor

Ben runs the coverage of MLS Fantasy: Manager during the regular season and playoffs. He voted for Colorado's Dillon Powers as the Breakout Player of 2014.