Danny Koevermans is the best and worst Designated Player in MLS history.
The best because he’s the most prolific, scoring goals — when healthy — at a rate like no other DP before him.
The worst because the final season of his three-year, $4-million deal has been utterly disappointing, the worst of any DP in the league this season, some would argue.
Furthermore, like toward the end of last season, the Reds are constantly operating without a big chunk of cap space with big Koev constantly on the treatment table.
His line tells the story: Four games played, one start, 78 minutes, two shots, no goals, no assists this season.
Not many DPs with the Dutchman’s price tag have managed to miss close to an entire season.
To be fair, Koevermans, 34, is coming off the worst injury of his career, a torn ACL suffered last July.
Had old man Torsten Frings not needed a new hip, Koevermans very well could have been bought out in the German’s place.