Amado Guevara was named 2004 Honda MVP on Thursday.
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'El Lobo' named 2004 Honda MVP

an attitude that occasionally led the player's temper to get the best of him -- was cooled for large portions of this season, as the playmaker showed poise in the middle of the park.

Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Joe Cannon was the third MVP finalist. He did not appear in person at the announcement, but did take part via satellite from Columbus, where he is training with the U.S. national team for their World Cup qualifier on Wednesday against Jamaica.

Guevara is the fifth Budweiser Scoring Champion to win MVP honors in the same season and the second Honduran-born player to win the award after Alex Pineda Chacon, who was named the MLS MVP in 2001 while with the Miami Fusion.

Jason Halpin is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.